What is this thing?

Things are funnier when they aren’t supposed to be. As a librarian and cataloger, I come across a wide variety of outdated materials that now serve mainly to make me snort with laugher (and of course appreciate them as historical and cultural relics). Why should these items gather dust in storage when we can learn from them while mocking them?

Please feel free to share any of your Unintentionally Funny Books.


3 Responses to “What is this thing?”

  1. Jane Seidel September 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh, deer, you know their is a typo in the blurb you posted at 3:42, don’t ewe? How embarasing. Sort of… unintentionally funny, don’t ya think!! 😉

  2. Ray November 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    I stumbled upon your page today when I did a search for hairless monkey jugglers. Nice work. Tonight marks the most time I have spent looking at blogs out of interest. Thank you for making it a pleasant experience.

  3. Annie November 24, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Are you still out there? I’m hopelessly behind the times (I still use a rotary phone and a landline. See?) but your site came up when I researched a very funny, out-dated, sexist children’s book I bought for a dollar at a used book sale (I Want to be a Bus Driver, 1957.) I enjoyed your writing, librarians rock! Thanks!

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