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Sasquatch

Books on shelves during these troubling times

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So Lisa Nandy had two books carefully placed on the end of her window shelf when interviewed by Marr on the So-Called BBC this morning.

Joseph Heller - Catch 22 

Eric Hobsbawm - Fractured Times

I think I would have gone with:

SAS Survival Handbook

and

The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

Bit of yin and yang for the masses.

Edited by Sasquatch

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Hobsbawm was a cunt, a marxist who believed that communism could have succeeded if only more people had been killed. Yet when he died the So-Called BBC news treated it as if it were the death of some kindly uncle, which to them he probably was.

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13 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

So Lisa Nandy had two books carefully placed on the end of her window shelf when interviewed by Marr on the So-Called BBC this morning.

Joseph Heller - Catch 22 

Eric Hobsbawm - Fractured Times

I think I would have gone with:

SAS Survival Handbook

and

The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes

Bit of yin and yang for the masses.

When I had an office and did more office based interviews I used to have framed pages of newspapers that covered my work or magazines where I had appeared.

Most prominent in shot were framed pages of The Sun and Penthouse

Used to wind up colleagues who thought I trivialised their profession, nicely.

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33 minutes ago, GBDamo said:

Just got this little beauty off of Amazon, £15 on a slow boat from Missouri.

All the data is now online but the book is still fascinating.

 

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That is a hundred times better than anything on a screen.

It's a thing of beauty.

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1 hour ago, GBDamo said:

Just got this little beauty off of Amazon, £15 on a slow boat from Missouri.

All the data is now online but the book is still fascinating.

 

20200412_111754.jpg

I bought the 62nd edition new, it was a substantial amount of money at the time for a 16yo. I never bothered updating as they haven't really added any new elements worth playing with.

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6 minutes ago, Kilham said:

I bought the 62nd edition new, it was a substantial amount of money at the time for a 16yo. I never bothered updating as they haven't really added any new elements worth playing with.

Does yours contain toxixity data?

My copy would have been new when I entered the Chemicai Industry in 1990 but the copy I used back then was probably a c.50th edition.

I know they have droped a lot of the more curious data but can't remember if toxicity data was ever on it.

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4 minutes ago, GBDamo said:

Does yours contain toxixity data?

My copy would have been new when I entered the Chemicai Industry in 1990 but the copy I used back then was probably a c.50th edition.

I know they have droped a lot of the more curious data but can't remember if toxicity data was ever on it.

I'm sure it did but will have a look when it's finally unpacked. I also had an ancient and abused handbook-sized edition which appeared to be from around the 1930-40s but the covers and index pages were missing so nothing to accurately date it by.

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