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Books Death Nicety

Bizarro is brought to you today by Carrying the Baby Low.

It is sad that online bookstores have nearly completely run small, independently owned bookstores out of business. It is sad, but is the way of the world and not much can be done about it. I encourage people to buy my books from bookstores, but most do not. It’s just too damned easy to buy them online and have them show up in your mailbox. I wonder if there will be a day when there are no stores left open, other than clothing stores where you need to know exactly how something fits before you buy it. But I’ve even bought eyeglasses online, although I think I may have measured the distance between my eyes wrong. I have to cross my eyes to get the vision exactly right, or hold the glasses a few inches from my face. Serves me right for trying to save a few bucks. (Sigh) (more…)

Drowning Gates

Bizarro is brought to you today by Wisdom.

If you’re one of those readers who was confused by today’s cartoon, allow me to elucidate: Monty Python is the world’s greatest comedy troupe, beginning in England in the late 60s. One of their movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” had a scene in a medieval English village during a plague, in which a couple of tattered peasants are wheeling a cart of dead bodies down a street shouting, “Bring out your dead!” What follows is funny as hell. The big boat on the top of the hill is the mythological ark from the story of Noah in the Old Testament. (more…)

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