From The Library of Paul Bunyan

Or Norm Abrams, if you like. This one comes from a FB reader who is a librarian.

...just this week I experienced the horror of the 6" circular saw blade bookmark inside "Inside Every Woman"


John the librarian also sends along this beauty, which I find fascinating:





18 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my. I sincerely hope that I don't have a blade in me...

Kathleen said...

OH-MY-GAWD

Moonshadow said...

The second one is rather curious. I would dare say that the photo is MUCH older than 1968 just from the clothing. This picture...
http://tinyurl.com/lpjklh
...had the caption of...
"Fashion illustration of two men in checked and plaid sack suits, 1880."
And it looks to be the same suit. I wonder what the connection was between the writing and the picture?

Gliazzurri said...

Very interesting bookmarks! And I love the entire blog content! Very good blog you have :)

Pam said...

There is something very creepy about a saw inside a book about women. Coincidence? Or was some deranged woman-hater reading that book and fantasizing about violence against women. *shudders*

Krischn said...

#1 obviously is from the library of Patrick Bateman *g*

unmoderated said...

nice, a BEE reference.

I was going to use Jason Vorhees or Freddy Kreuger or something along those line for the title, but I couldn't recall anyone causing mayhem with a circular saw.

ivycats said...

Hatred of women???? That is really all this conjures for me. Nasty.

The second one is dapper, and endearing really. Nice.

Interesting juxtaposition

mehetebel said...

a little context: the fellow in the suit is a young Oscar Wilde. Postcard and note were in a pile of Wilde texts donated to the library.

the saw blade book was checked out to a woman, which isn't to say it wasn't her husband's sawblade or reading material. I do like that it echoes the illustration on the opposite page.

-John the Librarian

unmoderated said...

Thanks, John!

ivycats said...

Fort got to say the line "if only we could never be victims nor executioners" brings the juxtaposition home. Better if I'd said it all in the same post. sigh

Randi said...

wow, endlessly interesting....

Sierra Night Tide said...

well... that would explain my upset stomach last night.

ewa said...

wow....interesting bookmark. your blog cool

California Girl said...

okay, someone aspiring to something long past? he sounds like a lamenting hippie about to commit a regrettable act.

HereBeDragons said...

Yikes! Look out.

JamaGenie said...

Because of the suit, I too thought the photo was Oscar Wilde, before he adopted the lapel carnation. Glad to know my supposition was correct.

But the saw blade...I've grabbed many things for bookmarks on the fly, but *never* a saw blade. Amazing it didn't fall out on the trip back to the library!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

well, that's Oscar Wilde, so I'd think that the letter accompanying it was a thinly-veiled message about staying in or coming out of the closet and/or standing up for what you believe to be important. rather lovely really.

but the saw blade! ouch!

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