Sunday Reads: It being Labor Day and all…Posted: September 2, 2012
After spending most of the night at the ER with my son, I honestly don’t have the energy to post many links today. So please bear with me…First a few articles to share with you and then a couple of cool links for Labor Day.
I know it has been a few days from the empty chair incident, but this from Juan Cole was good: Top Ten Clint Eastwood Empty-Chair Falsehoods | Informed Comment
From the Maddow blog, halleluiah, praying sent Isaac away from the RNC: This Week in God
Hillary is showing the world how classy she can be: HIllary Clinton Travels to the Cook Islands
And now for the Labor Day links…these are from the website BibliOdyssey. This first one has images from Japanese tradesmen and women. I guess I am partial to these few prints because they deal with weaving.
And this one, from a children’s book. BibliOdyssey: Jack of All Trades
This rather rare children’s book of poetry and lithographic illustrations relating to various kinds of employment – some quite unusual – was first published in Fleet St in London in 1900. Text by JJ Bell. Illustrations by C Robinson.Jack of All Trades – Title PageThe Phrenologist
Little Johannes jumped over his bed,
Little Johannes arrived on his head.
Oh, what a thump!
Oh, what a bump!
Big as a plum, and nearly as red!
“Call the phrenologist!” somebody said.
The great man came! Oh, wasn’t he wise,
With a pair of blue spectacles over his eyes?
He felt the boy’s head with finger and thumb:
he stopped at the bump, and remarked, “Ha, Hum!”
Oh, wasn’t he wise?
He said that Johannes -if nothing went wrong-
Would likely do something before very long!
And this is the end of my beautiful song.
But, wasn’t he wise?The Bookseller
Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you weep?
Because I must sell my books far too cheap.
Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you grin?
Because an old lady is just coming in.
Bookseller, Bookseller, why all this joy?
Because she requires a nice book for a boy.
Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you cough?
Ahem! Well, the discount forgot to come off.
Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you gay?
Beause it’s my best of business to-day.
Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you mad?
Because the half-sovereign I changed her is bad.
Take a look at the rest of those pictures at the links above and have a wonderful Sunday.