Thursday, July 16, 2015


Ye Olde Partners Page
*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"From the fields of Nebraska to the banks of the Ohio
The farmers won't be free to grow what they want to grow
When corporate control takes over the American farm
 With fascist politicians and chemical giants walking arm in arm . . ."
                             --Neil Young, A Rock Star Bucks the Coffee Shop

Channel 13 Community Access TV Presents:  BOOK STALKERS
(Camera pans Double D's basement.  Stoner Bill and Double D are dressed from head to toe in white rabbit costumes.)

Double D:  As you well know the book business was front and center in the media with yesterday's release of Harper Lee's sorta sequel to her classic title To Kill a Mockingbird (9780446310789) 8.99.  It's the biggest thing in the biz since that British Harry Potter bloke series.  Ms. Lee's recently unearthed manuscript is called Go Set a Watchman (9780062409850) 27.99 . . .


Stoner Bill:  Prince Harry?

Double D:   . . .  However, we are excited to have the author of the third biggest book released yesterday in here on August 13.  You know I'm not one for hyperbole . . .

Stoner Bill:  And a half. 

Double D:   . . .  But we are extremely excited to have Mardi Link, author of The Drummond Girls (9781455554744) 26.00 pop in here after she signs Partners' stock earlier in the day.  In fact, Mardi is so beloved here in Michigan that she just might beat out Go Set a Watchman . . .

Stoner Bill:  We'll have an air date as soon as we can figure out the linguistics of the whole thing.

Double D: (Jumping up from his seat).  Dude, why do you keep interjecting!?  Linguistics?!  I was going to go into this whole bit about Ernest Cline's Armada (9780804137256) 26.00 being the second biggest book out yesterday, and now you've ruined that with your idiotic comments!  That's it!  You stupid *beep* of a *beep*!  I'm done!  You can do this show by yourself!

Stoner B:  Hey, don't you be talkin' about my Mama!

(Bill leaps from his chair and tackles Doctor Delay.  White fur flies everywhere, and they are soon tussling on the ground.  Camera fades out.)

Odds & Sods

As a lifelong Michigander, even I was unsure where exactly M-22 was located.  I dunno, maybe Drummond Island?  Thankfully, M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson have cleared that up for me with their lovingly illustrated new title, Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22 including Sleeping Bear Dunes (9780996217309) 40.00.  Aha!  Leelanau!  Also known as 'The Manitou Trail,' M-22 snakes through some of the most gorgeous country in the state of Michigan.  Filled with both color and sepia-tinged postcards from the early 20th century, this title is sure to make the most cantankerous visitor wistful for a long ago Michigan . . .

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