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Despite Covid-19, The Slybrary Staff Is Up To Three April 10, 2020 – Posted in: Center for General Hyperbolics

The Public Slybrary has exciting news by way of a new mascot! We got him about a week before California’s stay at home order, from a mysterious arcade claw machine in 29 Palms. It took $13.50 in quarters. He’s a Chihuahua/Pug, or Chug, which explains all the beer he drinks, and is about 3 years old, which leaves around 21 dog years to account for. Here goes. He was likely born a working class dog…

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Introducing Madame Pomegranate’s Predictionary™ Ouija Book Safe!! August 24, 2018 – Posted in: Center for General Hyperbolics

As you should know by now, the Slybrary’s book safes are inspired by the Head Slybrarian‘s namesake great-granduncle, “Jumping” Jehoshaphat Pomegranate, Superintendent of The Holistic College and Health Resort, a ‘utopian sanitarium’. That inspiration is most apparent in this new line of Predictionary™ ouija book safes we present to you today, but more about that later. You probably also know that Jehoshaphat (known as J.J.) began his career at THC&HR as a patient due to his…

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Former Pooka of the Year Runner-up Making a Comeback! by JJ Pomegranate July 19, 2018 – Posted in: Center for General Hyperbolics

If you’re like me, you’ve witnessed enough head-scratching situations to shake a monk. Having been to more than a few carnivals and even a couple of county fairs, well, I’ve seen things that are hard to reconcile. Rather than turn away from that which causes me to question my very reality, I choose to embrace it. Currently that attitude has me embracing a 6-foot tall, half bunny, half donkey ‘pooka’ named Bunky. It seems I…

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TB12 is Brady’s Bunch of BS by JJ Pomegranate February 7, 2018 – Posted in: Center for General Hyperbolics

In honor of Super Bowl LII Champions the Philadelphia Eagles, the Slybrary is featuring this Bookgammon set, Great American Athletes of the 20th Century. I was going to write this yesterday, but needed another day to settle down after my beloved Eagles’ stunning victory. I grew up in Allentown, PA, which is pretty much equidistant from NYC and Philly both physically and mentally. This makes for an almost universal hatred for all Boston sports, with…

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Book Safes Save Books by JJ Pomegranate for The Public Slybrary July 11, 2017 – Posted in: Center for General Hyperbolics

In spite of the fact that we repurpose books at the Public Slybrary, we celebrate intelligence and lament the seeming descent into Idiocracy unfolding before our eyes. We struggled mightily with this current endeavor in book crafts. Are we monsters for altering these venerable sources of human experience, creativity, and knowledge? Or as Holbrook Jackson posits in The Anatomy of Bibliomania (2001), “But what shall we say of those ghouls, chiefly in France, who scour the auction rooms, the…

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