Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Read All About It

They Should Be Brought To Book

A thief has stolen a book titled "Steal this Book" from a modern art exhibition in Switzerland. The organisers of the Basel Shift Festival have decided not to report the theft to the police yet, and are hoping that the thief will return it. The book with the words "Steal this Book" emblazoned across its cover had been placed in an incubator by artists from the Viennese artist's group Ubermorgen. The book was written by Abbie Hoffman in 1970 and published in 1971. Many bookstores refused to stock the book, because so many patrons followed the advice of the title and stole it.

FOOTNOTE: Maybe the thief was named Nick.


The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Thief returns stolen book...title officially changed to, "Return this Book."

The Egel Nest

Wendy said...

You made me laugh with your guano comment.

Sounds like the thief judged that book by it's cover, and "took it" at face value.

Where do you come up with your wild and witty news stories? They are sure a nice change of pace from the stories that repeat once every 15 minutes on TV.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bradley,

Your alternative footnotes are an art form, like Merisi's.

I must draw people's attention to them.

Have to hand over the novel tomorrow. Concentrating fiercely ....

david mcmahon said...

Hi Wendy,

Looks like we just crossed paths! I keep an eye out for these light-hearted stories.

They make me smile and I guess most people ned something to smile at every day!



Pope Terry said...

thats just ruining peoples fun, hey I wonder if I wrote a book called 'pay $600 for this book'

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...
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Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Yes, "throw the book" at Nick. ;)

Thank you for your comments on my site, Sir. It was quite a surprise that you spent some time in Hyd. I wonder how you found Hyd at that time compared to busy Calcutta.

You must be feeling relieved after submitting your book. Are your books also humorous as your blog?

I enjoy your blog a lot.

(Sorry, I had to delete my comment earlier because I had made a typo.)

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