Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ye Olde Partners Page

*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*

"He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
In that palace in the sun . . . "
--Neil Young, Cortez the Killer
Channel 13 Community Access TV Presents: BOOK TALKERS

(Camera pans Double D's basement and settles on Stoner Bill and Double D sitting in comfortable chairs.)

Stoner Bill: . . . No, not the comfy chair!

Double D: Dude, we're on.

Stoner Bill: Uh, sorry. Hey Dudes and Dudettes! Welcome to Book Talkers with your hosts, Me and Double D. We are now into day 144 of the NBA lockout and we've got some books about the NBA to talk about. Man, I'm like a poet today, I must say . . .

Double D: Yeah, if Ed Grimley were a poet. We'll be back after these messages.

Announcer: The people who brought you Schoolhouse Rock have gotten together with your local publishers to promote new and upcoming books like:

Mikey, Mikey, Mikey, get your adverbs here.
Mikey, Mikey, Mikey, buy her new book here.
Come on down to Mikey's, get the adverbs here!

Hello folks, you can buy Michael Connelly's The Drop
(9780316069410) 27.99 at Partners Book Distributing.
If it's a book or an adverb, we have it at Mikey's!

Bring along your old adjectives, too -- like slow,
soft, and sure. We'll fit them with our L-Y attachment
and make perfectly good adverbs out of them!

Stoner Bill: Whoa! I'm going to get tired of that commercial really quickly. So the NBA. Both of us loved the new book on long-time Cleveland Cavaliers announcer Joe Tait. Joe Tait: It's Been A Real Ball (9781598510706) 15.95 was co-written by Terry Pluto. Great stuff. A perfect Christmas present for all the old accordian players in Parma.

Double D: I also enjoyed the new book about Lebron James, The Whore of Akron (9780062066367) 25.99 by Scott Raab. (Stoner Bill laughs.) C'mon Bill, it's a Cleveland fan's perspective on the chicanery of Lebron James and his move to the Miami Heat. Powerful. Well, that's it for this week. We love you Oprah!

Odds & Sods

The word on the street is that we will have more of the LEGO Idea Book (9780756686062) 24.99 in today. So the news of it being out of stock until December 20 was greatly exaggerated . . .

I have signed Jan Brett bookplates for anyone who orders her new one, Home For Christmas (9780399256530) 17.99. They are available upon request . . .

More and more children are being diagnosed with autism these days, so Daniel Stefanski's How To Talk To An Autistic Kid (9781575423654) 12.99 is a timely book. It's okay to be different . . .

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