16 December 2009

Boat Anchors


I bought 'em in 1967 from a friend that took a part-time job selling 'em... Collier's Encyclopedias. They're taking up space I could be using for other things. Problem is, I'm not sure anyone wants them. I hate to just throw them away, but I don't think they'd produce a lot of BTU's in the fireplace!
Ideas?

14 comments:

THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

Donate them--Salvation Army, local church or other similar org.

The Grey Geezer . . . . . . . said...

Greybeard . . .
By now most people have forgotten that Colliers was a fairly good magazine similar to the more popular Saturday Evening Post. When it died I missed the cartoons. Don't you think that sometime during the last 50 years the internet rendered encyclopedias obsolete? I vote for the fireplace. . .

ASM826 said...

Find a friend that is testing rifle loads. Old books soaked in water to the saturation point make great media to shoot into.

On another note, here a helicopter related story I thought you might find interesting:

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irishman-fined-for-parking-helicopter-on-store-roof-79238817.html

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Precisely. Donations to your favorite LOCAL charities and not the behemoths such as United Way, which squander cash on executives.

BZ

Greybeard said...

I good idea, ASM, but we have a Goodwill store right here in our little town... don't know why I didn't think of that first. Thanks TWD and BZ.

GG, I had forgotten about "Collier's Mag". My family subscribed to "The Saturday Evening Post" and I remember "The Perfect Squelch" there. What a shame those, and the Encyclopedias have been destroyed by the convenience of the internet.
(But now that we have it, would you want to give it up?)
Me neither!

Cissy Apple said...

Ever hear of "altered books"? These would be perfect for such a project. I would hate to burn them or throw them into the trash.

David said...

Recycle them!

THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

2nd option: Ebay auction!!

OlePrairiedog said...

I've alway thought that they would make excellent insulation if building a cabin using Adobe. Encycopedias should be cheap enough and cheaper than other insulations. Should work well.

Anonymous said...

Fly and I have seriously discussed "Packing Heat". We might need targets for practice.

Bo

Greybeard said...

Got a place to shoot, Bo?
I'd love to shoot some fearsome tin cans with ya!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure you would! Fly and I must find a place for us to meet up. We will all have a great time.

Since I'm going to Arizona soon, I think that would be a great place. And just think, Clint would fit in so well with the group.

Bo

p.s. you are a VERY brave man

Greybeard said...

Let me tell ya somethin' gal...
Properly trained, a woman with a gun is a deadly thing.
If you've had no training, get some... you'll thoroughly enjoy it.
If you HAVE had training, I bet you shoot better than me!

the golden horse said...

Are there any schools out there that cannot afford computers?
Disabled Vets is always another choice.