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Paper textbook covers
Textbook cover

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Posted by chrisbroz at 12:17 pm (PST) on Mon January 4, 2016   
@CJ...I'm 66 and still howl when I see them...great memories of being a kid (still am, for the most part)...this, at one time, was about the WORST thing you could get caught doin...
Posted by Duff at 11:50 am (PST) on Mon January 4, 2016   
I used to enjoy making up punny names like that... and still do, as evidenced by the wrong choices in many of the BBeM trivia questions. I hope they generate chuckles all around.
Posted by chrisbroz at 9:19 am (PST) on Sun January 3, 2016   
Hadn't heard THAT one...thanx, my friend!!!
Posted by CJ at 9:18 am (PST) on Sun January 3, 2016   
@chrisbroz - I always thought the "outhouse" book was a collaborative effort. Will's co-author was Betty Doughnt.

I guess at 65yrs I haven't grown up yet - I'm snickering at these like I was still a kid!
Posted by chrisbroz at 9:06 am (PST) on Sun January 3, 2016   
Yellow River by I.P.Daley
Fifty miles to the Outhouse by Will E Makit...

In parochial school there was even LESS tolerance for these yout'ful shennanigans!!!
Posted by CJ at 10:10 pm (PST) on Sat January 2, 2016   
@Duff - LOL!!! I actually had a teacher take mine away.
I had "Tigers on the Loose" & "Lions Revenge" by Claude Bawls
Posted by chrisbroz at 5:09 pm (PDT) on Wed October 21, 2015   
I thought "Spots on the Wall" was written by Hu Flung Dung???!!! And yeah,... I'm a cretin...just a thought how do natives of Crete refer to themselves...or the residents of the Kingdom of 'Id'???
Posted by Bob Wilson Jr at 9:40 am (PDT) on Wed April 21, 2010   
I remember making school book wrappers for my kids out of brown paper grocery bags. If you did it right, no tape was required to keep them on.
Posted by Katbear at 9:54 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
My girls (now 32 and 23) had to cover their books - they got dear old dad to do it, because he had to do it when he was in school. I had to buy my books in school, so I never worried about covering them.
Posted by Duff at 3:26 am (PDT) on Tue July 21, 2009   
I haven't been able to locate a photo of them, but we used to find plastic-coated paper covers at the stationery store and in the high school's student store. Some had the school's name and team logo, but I liked the kind that had sophomoric (even when I was a Junior) pun-laden titles and authors, such as the following:

  • Breeding Mosquitoes for Fun and Profit, by I. Itch

  • Teach Your Parrot to Talk, by L. O. Polly

  • Spots on the Wall, by Hu Phlung Poo

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