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How about some old-timey erotic literature?

Today’s world is full of nostalgia.

Everywhere you look, people are yearning for “the good old days”, such as when kids could play in the woods all day without supervision. When you could eat undercooked meat or seafood without a care in the world.

And when writers were writers.  When books were, well, real BOOKS instead of this electronic crap.


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The Most Popular Books of All Time

Reading books will never be the same in today’s Internet age. Everybody wants things fast, fast and new, new.

But sometimes a book captures the world’s imagination, and everybody upon everybody feels the need to go out and buy it (or borrow it from the local library), curl up in a cozy sofa, and escape into a fantasy world.

Watership Down
Watership Down


What’s the Best American Novel ever written?

It is summer, and summertime can only mean one thing: the dreaded SUMMER READING LIST.

Remember those? You would be given a list of super-boring books that you absolutely had to read over the carefree sunny days spread out before you, and everyone always did the exact same thing:  everyone waited until two days before school was back in session for the Fall and rushed out to the store to buy the Cliffs Notes versions.

Smart kids would have purchased the Cliffs Notes earlier in the summer, while inventory levels were high.  Pity the kids who rushed to the local bookstore only to find the dreaded SOLD OUT sign on the rack.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Case Studies in Critical Controversy)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(Case Studies in Critical Controversy)

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The 1800’s were a vulgar, obscene time in history

If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Old Country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), you’ll be amazed at how history surrounds you at every turn when you do finally make it over there.

Everywhere you look will be some ancient building or piece of art, forever preserved for the never-ending crowds of ooh-ing and aahh-ing tourists.  Even just stepping out of the high-speed, modern train station in Venice is like stepping immediately into the 14th century (get to Venice while you can, before it sinks away into the sea forever – it’s worth the trip).

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Fairy tales for the rest of us

Do you remember the FRACTURED FAIRY TALES segment on the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show?

That’s where the show would tell slighty edited, oddball versions of classic stories – occasionally with a modern twist.

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How unique is your name? (Chances are, you’re just one in 546)

How unique is your name?

Sure, you may have replaced a “y” with an “i” (let alone decided that dotting the i with a smiley face would be “your thing”).  Your parents may have given you a unique spelling of a typical name, in order to differentiate you as being “special” when you finally go off to school… much to the chagrin of those confused teachers, or the future ability for your child to every find a personalized license plate at SOUTH OF THE BORDER souvenir shop.

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How often do you read the Bible? Apparently, not as often as you think

Web Watch knows that not everybody is religious.

There are those people who only go to church on Christmas and Easter (“C&E’ers”).  Some who only attend on High Holy Days.

There are people who attend Mass every Saturday night, if only because they have other things to do on Sundays.

Each person has their own religious beliefs, and everyone can practice their religion in the best manner for their personal spiritual well-being.  And we’re okay with that.

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That book you’re reading says you’re a total douche

One of the better job interview questions you can ask to get to know the candidate a little better is “what was the last book you’ve read?”

Chances are, especially if the job candidate is a bit younger than average, they’ll be hard-pressed to come up with an answer as they’ve typically spent most of their waking hours online or texting their friends.

It tends to catch people off-guard as they struggle to remember any book that wasn’t required for class that they happened to read just for fun.