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Aww, how cute — he’s a chip off the old block.

Related – Ed from Gin and Tacos does an epic rundown of the GOP 2012 field

No seriously, it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read in a while. A choice bit, regarding The Newt:

His name recognition is sky high. You know what else has high recognition among the public? Herpes.

I LOLd. :)

Also, this has got to be one of the worst bits of ad copy ever – did *nobody* at the office snicker at putting “BJ’S FREE” on the thing?

I’m about to head a sub-committe on assless chaps. As in: Should there be more of them about and should we be buying them from China or supplying the American People’s need from slave labor in Ecuador?

As always, when it comes to assless chaps I welcome Mike Lee’s input. It’s always robust and penetrating. He goes deep and stays the course. Often, when you think you’re done, he’ll be battering at the gates again, demanding entrance, brimming over with that stuff we all crave: wisdom.

@al2o3cr: Oh wow!

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: Wordsmith.

Oh, hey — I’m reConsidering the Lobster: The book that killed our book club after I begged for it it be added. Yep.

@JNOV is like, FUCK!: Lux Mentis has an amazing limited private press edition of Lobster. Thought of you at once.

@Mistress Cynica: Out of curiosity, how much would a copy of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting Of The Snark , first edition in good condition run? Prohibitive?

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Let me check around. One thing: If an English book dealer says a book is in “good” condition, it is. The American usage of “good” is more like “acceptable.” For clean, fresh text and tight bindings, look for “fine” or “nearly fine.”

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: I did a quick search at http://www.vialibri.net, and found a wide range of choices, everything from crappy, falling apart copies for $82 to a signed, limited edition for $11,500. The one I think is the best value is this, from an extremely reputable UK dealer, at $482 USD:
CARROLL, Lewis.
The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits. With Nine Illustrations by Henry Holiday.
MacMillan and Co., London, 1876,() FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (xiv) + 83 + 1 ad. Bright in publisher’s original beige cloth pictured and titled in black to spine and boards; black end papers; all edges gilt. Owner’s name boldly to half title. A surpringly fresh and clean copy. Unusual thus. Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ is a nonsense poem about a group of adventurers hunting a legendary beast. Williams & Madan [189]
[Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
Buy From: Bibliophile – $ 482

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