Skip to comments.Fahrenheit 451 for Cash-Strapped UK Seniors
Posted on 01/07/2010 6:19:25 PM PST by Mad Dawgg
Some cash-strapped British pensioners are buying books from charity shops and burn them to keep warm as freezing temperatures gripped the UK, a London newspaper reported Tuesday.
Workers at a charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, told London newspaper Metro that pensioners were looking for thick books such as encyclopedias which are sold for a few pennies second hand as a cheaper alternative to coal.
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I've got a perfect title in mind:
Amazon has the paperback for 30 cents. I think a bundle of these would keep a nice cozy fire going for several hours!
The koran could be a handy little number, too. Along with Mein Kampf, Mao’s little red book and Marx’ Das Kapital. They’re kind of a set.
No way, Jose!
In the Ray Bradbury sci-fi classic FAHRENHEIT 451, the fascist firemen only burn capitalist literature such as Ayn Rand’s ATLAS SHRUGGED.
Please include “Dreams From My Father”, by the Great Pretender.
You really do know how to steal thunder.
Given the energy policy of our country, we are headed for the same. Instead of cheap, plentiful energy, we are going green. But it will create millions of new jobs, I’m sure.
That works; along with the other book “Audacity of Hope” ghost-written for him by that rich kid, punk would be revolutionary Bill Ayres.
No discussion of this would be complete without a ping to montag813
If I could find away to get a large box of Gore's books without him getting any cash for them I would video tape me boxing 'em up and addressing the package to the United Kingdom Ministry of Energy to be distributed to the UK Seniors to keep warm. Then I would upload the video to youtube!
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