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Entries from November 2014

Children’s Card Games (208)

November 26th, 2014 · No Comments

“Fractions” was published in 1902 by the Cincinnati Game Company.  It was billed as an “Educational Game,” but the instructions got lost somewhere in the past 112 years, so I can’t say how the education was accomplished.  The back of the card is handsome, showing fractions being enjoyed in the home. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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John Dee Through His Dreams

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments

John Dee, Part I: John Dee Through His Dreams An Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 8pm Admission: $12 Place: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. This lecture is presented by Shannon Taggart, Programmer in Residence of the Morbid Anatomy Museum. In the first of this two evening series, Doug […]

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November 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Horoscrapes is now available!  Here is the publisher’s blurb: Part Oulipian exercise, these meticulous scrapings reveal the future in all its sublime absurdity. The author approached the horoscope in his morning newspaper as if it were a puzzle, like the crossword or sudoku. By scraping out the middle part, and joining the beginning and end, he received a hidden message. Reading outside the lines […]

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