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Everybody In the Tub

Hot TubsHot Tubs: How to Build, Maintain & Enjoy Your Own
Elder
1975

Submitter: This book, acquired in 1976, was weeded from a community college library. One can only guess if the reason this book was part of the collection was that there was a Wood Technics program at the time. That program was discontinued and the last due date of the items was October 2, 2000 before it was weeded from the collection in 2011.

Holly: How many people can you fit in a hot tub? Second question: why on earth would you keep this in a library in 2012? People who want to build a hot tub can find better information than this. A quick WorldCat search brings up plenty of choices published in this millennium. My favorite line from the description in the first image below: “A hot tub gathering shouldn’t be considered a lewd bacchanal.” Coulda fooled me.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Fun

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Pagett
2007

It is Valentine’s Day, so on this special day of love, here is a book to warm your heart or any other body part that needs attention. Words just fail me on this title.  It kind of reminds me of someone riffing off of the “signature”  scene in American Pie. Is this a good library book? Does it fill an information need? Frankly, I have no idea what to make of this title.  Maybe it is a just a giant joke. I do know that I will never quite look at household objects or fruits and veg in the same way EVER again. Since this site is PG (occasionally PG13), I am not posting everything, but you can get the idea from the images below.

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