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I thought some of you might enjoy this it made me laugh at some of the titles  :)


http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/weird/?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-UPftb07-h00-MVwirdAM-121424PN-_-01cta&abersp=1

anyone brought how to sharpen pencils book haha
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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 06:02:37 PM »
Oh my gawd, that is so funny ;D
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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 06:10:38 PM »
Alright, I'll bite on one: Bicycles in War. I think I need to order it.

But turning this to world building, I'm fascinated by what precursor inventions and technologies were necessary to the invention of the bicycle.  Wikipedia gives some interesting facts on early versions (velocipede, "hobby horse") and amusing anecdotes of early riders being fined for knocking down pedestrians.  But, no real discussion for: could I imagine bicycles in a medieval world? 

What was really needed?  Flattish roads or sidewalks?  Certain metals?  Certain gear concepts?  I'd totally love a believable fantasy story with our hero escaping from goblins on her cycle.
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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 06:41:25 PM »
Alright, I'll bite on one: Bicycles in War. I think I need to order it.

But turning this to world building, I'm fascinated by what precursor inventions and technologies were necessary to the invention of the bicycle.  Wikipedia gives some interesting facts on early versions (velocipede, "hobby horse") and amusing anecdotes of early riders being fined for knocking down pedestrians.  But, no real discussion for: could I imagine bicycles in a medieval world? 

What was really needed?  Flattish roads or sidewalks?  Certain metals?  Certain gear concepts?  I'd totally love a believable fantasy story with our hero escaping from goblins on her cycle.

I world buy that novel but only if it had stabilisers on the hero's bike and the goblins were on tricycles chasing after her also the the goblins have to be dressed as there came from the tv series sons of anachey

There you go Jmacyk that's you challenge for the next writing contest you do  :)
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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 07:36:05 PM »
Alright, I'll bite on one: Bicycles in War. I think I need to order it.

But turning this to world building, I'm fascinated by what precursor inventions and technologies were necessary to the invention of the bicycle.  Wikipedia gives some interesting facts on early versions (velocipede, "hobby horse") and amusing anecdotes of early riders being fined for knocking down pedestrians.  But, no real discussion for: could I imagine bicycles in a medieval world? 

What was really needed?  Flattish roads or sidewalks?  Certain metals?  Certain gear concepts?  I'd totally love a believable fantasy story with our hero escaping from goblins on her cycle.

I world buy that novel but only if it had stabilisers on the hero's bike and the goblins were on tricycles chasing after her also the the goblins have to be dressed as there came from the tv series sons of anachey

There you go Jmacyk that's you challenge for the next writing contest you do  :)
Xiagan: I need to be able to write this for the next contest, so how about "Slapstick Humor" for the prompt?  Please?
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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 09:04:19 PM »
Alright, I'll bite on one: Bicycles in War. I think I need to order it.

But turning this to world building, I'm fascinated by what precursor inventions and technologies were necessary to the invention of the bicycle.  Wikipedia gives some interesting facts on early versions (velocipede, "hobby horse") and amusing anecdotes of early riders being fined for knocking down pedestrians.  But, no real discussion for: could I imagine bicycles in a medieval world? 

What was really needed?  Flattish roads or sidewalks?  Certain metals?  Certain gear concepts?  I'd totally love a believable fantasy story with our hero escaping from goblins on her cycle.

This is completely unfeasible. We all know bicycles don't work without a clothespin and a baseball card.

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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 09:12:11 PM »
I should have read How to Poo on a Date before  my 2nd date with my wife.  Although the fact that she is my wife now might mean I handled the situation appropriately.

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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 11:31:18 PM »
Wood Nymph Seeks Centaur: A Mythological Guide to Dating sounded as if it may be mildly amusing, and it is a title that will catch your interest regardless of the actual subject matter, although from a quick look it is written as a spoof on an actual dating advice manual.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: AbeBooks' Weird Book Room see gems like Electricity in Gynecology
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 12:04:58 AM »
Alright, I'll bite on one: Bicycles in War. I think I need to order it.

But turning this to world building, I'm fascinated by what precursor inventions and technologies were necessary to the invention of the bicycle.  Wikipedia gives some interesting facts on early versions (velocipede, "hobby horse") and amusing anecdotes of early riders being fined for knocking down pedestrians.  But, no real discussion for: could I imagine bicycles in a medieval world? 

What was really needed?  Flattish roads or sidewalks?  Certain metals?  Certain gear concepts?  I'd totally love a believable fantasy story with our hero escaping from goblins on her cycle.

This is completely unfeasible. We all know bicycles don't work without a clothespin and a baseball card.
ROFL  ;D
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According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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