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Secrets about Fonzie

Truth About Fonzie coverThe Truth About Fonzie
Herz
1976

From the Happy Days Files, here is the definitive work about the Fonz. Happy Days was a family favorite back when I was a teenager. I am sure if you are my age or older you probably did invoke the phrase “sit on it” at some point (teachers and parents being the preferred target). I always have been a fan of Henry Winkler, as an actor, the author of Hank Zipzer book series for kids and as one of my junior high crushes. I would have loved this book if it had been available in 1974, but by the late 70s and the infamous “jump the shark” episode in 1977, Happy Days was quickly starting to fade as a cool show.

Sit on it, everyone,

Mary

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Fixing the Boob Tube

TV Repair for Beginners coverTV Repair for Beginners
Zwick
1991, 4th ed.

Submitter: This book was found languishing at my local library. I thought this book was unlikely ever to be checked out again and should be weeded. That a newer edition would be better than this, the 4th ed. My colleague thought there was still some life left in this book. That there would still be some people out there with a TV like these. Although she did agree that she has not seen one in a while. I doubt that there are enough of those old TV sets , and even less likely amount of owners who would want to repair them on their own to keep this book. So I pose the question to your readers. Weed or keep?

Holly: I have a TV like this in my bedroom. I will happily get rid of it when it dies, but the damn thing won’t die! I’m definitely not repairing it when that happens, though. Weed.

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Parents! TV = Mind Control

TV Mind ControlSaturday Morning Mind Control
Phillips
1991

Did you know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a cult? Did you know that the Care Bears are about non Christian attitudes and beliefs? Brace yourselves! Saturday morning TV is full of evil and it is brainwashing your kids! The back cover details how these innocent looking cartoons have a much more evil agenda.

I will tell you that one of my favorite cartoons as a kid was Casper, the friendly ghost. I was shocked to learn that this was preparing me for a life in the occult and that my life has been a waste. Excuse me while I go and reprogram myself with episodes of Scandal.

Mary

 

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