The Rand Paul mask!
Coming soon! The Who Cares Bears!
Taco Bell syndrome:
Natty Bumppo and his son, then 10 years old, walked into a Taco Bell on the U.S. 31-W Bypass at 12th Avenue in Bowling Green, Kentucky, one day, about 2 p.m., hungry for lunch. They were the only customers in the entire place – dining area and counter. There were four employees behind the counter, chatting with each other. As Bumppo and his son approached the counter, the employees continued to chat with one another, without recognition of their customers. When the Bumppos got to the counter, nothing changed. “Do you not want my money?” Bumppo yelled, embarrassing his son.
Apparently they did not, as they yet paid no attention. The “Taco Bell syndrome” is not wanting your clients’ or customers’ money. Lately both PayPal and Amazon.com have made it so difficult for their clients and providers to maintain registrations that it is clear that they no longer want our money (they got a cut, after all, of everything we sold). So now we’re on our own.
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* The newest Borf books – A Rug Before My Time, The Columbus Book of Euchre (Second Edition), The Sackbut Tapes, War Stories, "Dear sir (you cur):" and Jadwiga Stories are complete desktop publications – composed, printed and bound in our small offices in Brownsville, Kentucky. So are our postcards and bumper stickers.
One reviewer of The Indiana Torture Slaying – although he gave the book five stars – referred to the printing as “home made,” and the cover as made of “construction paper.” You can call it “home made,” or you can call it “hand crafted”: Whichever, we have found a way to reproduce – economically in limited editions – books high in demand but not in a mass market.
And because the books are not printed in bulk – a typical press run is four copies, and printing runs only slightly ahead of purchase orders – slight additions and corrections can appear in later printings. And any buyer who feels shorted by an earlier printing can get a free update, as explained in the back of each book.
And the covers are not made of “construction paper”: It’s 80-lb. red vellum, which costs us more than $40 a ream. It’s not “slick,” but it’s a stock of higher quality than used in the binding of many mass market paperbacks.
“Over hamburgers sold!”