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The Great Computer Dating Caper

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The Great Computer Dating Caper

Eddie and Jody need to get some cash together so Eddie’s dad can pursue development of his invention. So the boys create a dating service that is geared to the fat, lonely and shy girls. (Jody calls them “dogs”.) The boys themselves are the dates and Eddie starts to think maybe they are taking advantage of some of the girls. They actually are nice and sweet and somewhat vulnerable. One of the dads gets wind of this “service” and busts it publicly as a “teen sex ring”. But it’s all good in the end, since they get enough money together and the girls actually DID get dates as promised. (I guess we can just overlook that “dating a dog” concept.)



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Love on the computer

Computer Fun

Games People Play

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Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby: Coming At You

Submitter: I am submitting this book that I found in my elementary school library. It is a biography of Bill Cosby. It was published in 1978, so it was before The Cosby Show. The book focuses mainly on his childhood and and his beginnings in the entertainment industry, up until his success with Fat Albert. The first date that the book was recorded as checked out was March 10, 1983, so our library has had it for over 30 years. The last recorded checkout was October 31, 2004 (which kind of surprised me, but maybe the student didn’t realize it was quite so old). I weeded this book because of its age and lack of circulation, but also because of current events. I thought that some of the pages I sent you were pretty funny if you read the quotes out of context including the first page “Did the things you tell about really happen?” and page five “You know she’ll say no the first time you ask, but you know that if you can get her to laughing, you can get around her.” I know everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but I thought that this one was too good not to share.

Holly: Sadly, people will read lines like those out of context. No  matter what, Bill Cosby warrants biography space on the shelf because of his work – never mind his personal life. There are definitely other biographies with more information. The Cosby Show was HUGE! You have to include that. This book even pre-dates Jell-o Jigglers!

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Hey, Hey, Hey!

Hello, Angels!

Hilton Sisters

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No Double Balling

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Bowling for Everyone

Submitter: It’s not that the information in the book is out of date, it’s just that the photos make it feel dated. I think that if this was republished with updated photos, then you might have a winner.

Holly: The pictures (below) are priceless. That could be my Grandpa and my Dad in the 70s, living the dream with their bowling league. What the heck is the guy doing spiking the bowling ball, though? Not cool, sir. I also learned that “double balling” is disapproved of. I should say so.

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Bowling for the Ladies

When Cavemen Go Bowling

Bowl Me Over

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