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Former Pooka of the Year Runner-up Making a Comeback! by JJ Pomegranate

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

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

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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