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  1. 4 days ago on Broom Hilda

    This looks like a job for Gas Monkey. Drop a new Hellcat engine in there, add some air-ride suspension….

  2. 9 days ago on Broom Hilda

    She’s clearly not fiscally responsible. Otherwise the interest and investment gains over 900 years would have made her incredibly wealthy.

  3. 9 days ago on Broom Hilda

    Never trust a skinny chef.

  4. 9 days ago on Broom Hilda

    Only in local areas where the customer and owner know each other.

    Otherwise a “tab” is leaving a card with the bartender at the beginning of the evening so they will be able to charge it even if you try to slip out without paying.

  5. 10 days ago on FurBabies

    One of my cats likes to lick my beard in the same manner. Species dysphoria, I think.

  6. 10 days ago on Drabble

    My cats like to run away with my glasses if I’m not careful. I think they see the shiny metal frames and think “cat toy”.

  7. 11 days ago on UFO

    At the moment. But once he’s gone, they’ll probably need to hire another Melrose.

  8. 12 days ago on Bliss

    Yes, you can always donate to a library, but they may not accept everything you donate. They generally only want hardcover books that are in very good or better condition. Places like Goodwill will generally accept anything that’s not falling apart.

    @ChazNCenTex: Yes, there are many buyers on the Internet, but they will pay a lot less than the books’ value. Many will pay you about 25 cents for a book that they’ll resell for $4. If you can take a $4 tax deduction for that book, you’ll probably come out ahead.

  9. 13 days ago on Bliss

    Unfortunately, libraries and schools will rarely accept mass-market paperbacks. And used book stores pay a pittance (by the pound). Donations to charities that can resell them (e.g. Goodwill) may be your best bet, since you can take a tax deduction for the full retail value (which is going to be more than what a used bookstore will pay you for them).

    But ultimately, if you have a deadline and need to get rid of them, then by all means go to a liquidator who will in turn re-sell them. Far better than the trash.

    @cdward: I don’t know about where you are, but where I live a few people have set up “free library” boxes on their property, near the curb. They’re a “take a book, leave a book” honor system thing. We frequently donate books to it when we’ve finished something we don’t think we’re ever going to read again. And we sometimes find stuff we want to read. So you can buy new books and donate them after you’ve read them, to avoid cluttering the house.

  10. 13 days ago on Garfield

    In college, for some of our engineering courses, we needed to prepare (among other things) a bill-of-materials for the project, listing specific part numbers and costs. We were all expected to use the parts-supply catalogs on the shelf in the department library (this was before the supply companies had web sites).

    Needless to say, these catalogs were several years out of date and not in good shape, due to being used by thousands of students.

    One friend decided to call up one of these supply companies and order a catalog. Since they would not sell to individuals, he needed to make up a company name. He called himself “AFAB Engineering” (Anything For A Buck), using his dorm room as the company shipping address. It worked and he got a brand new mint condition catalog for his projects.