Friday, July 23, 2010

Genius



The other day, the Army Dude and I were discussing the need for a new "book" to compliment the Book of Wrong. It became clear that the Army Dude has been downloading a lot of 18th century literature on his nook, because his suggestion for a title was incredibly long. If you think that the idea of using the Title: A Wordy Explanation of What You Can Expect In A Book With This Title format was invented in the 1990s, you are misinformed. Ben Fanklin and his buddies were busy writing books and pamphlets back in the 1770s whose titles followed the same format. Maybe they were still excited about the invention of the printing press; I don't know what was going through their minds. Army Dude has been reading Thomas Paine lately. I don't know what's going through his mind, either.


In the spirit of our forefathers and their long-ass titles, I've decided that the new "book" shall be called The Book of YES: Being a Compendium of Things Wonderfully Strange, Laughably Great, Inherently Terrific, and Generally Awesome.


The first entry into this book is the subject of the picture above: David Rees' Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Inc. For $12.50 each, David will hand-sharpen your number two pencils and send them back with a bag of the shavings and a Certificate of Sharpening. Really. Apparently, he's getting orders.


Check out his website. This definitely goes in the Book of YES.

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