Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bible Repair?

Bad News Bears (2005) = 4/10. It starts off hilarious, but you can only laugh so many times at cursing children that make fun of retarded/crippled people for so long. Towards the end of this movie, all I could think was "what sane mother would let her child be in a movie like this?" I guess I'm getting older.

Someone has to help me out on this one because I don't understand:

Advertisement seen at 81st & Memorial Quik Trip, facing Memorial Drive.

Ponder this one for a moment. I cannot imagine a scenario in which I would actually need a Bible repair service. Let's just say for arguement's sake that my family had a Bible that had been passed down for 200 years. But now the Bible is completely tattered. Doesn't having repair work generally demish the item's value? I know that this happens with antiques. For instance, if a cookie jar has been repainted or touched up, it's pretty much sold for worthless. But whatever. I'm willing to say that there is a need for some Bibles to be repaired. Fine.

Let's suppose for an instant that I did own a Bible in need of repair and said Bible is not a family heirloom. How much do you suppose it would cost to rebind/repair a Bible? My guess is probably way more than the cost of the Bible itself. And it's not like you can highlight too much in the Bible. Jesus talking is usually already red in some Bibles. If you do have notes in the tattered Bible (and you shouldn't because it clearly states at the beginning of mine not to do that), can't you just go through page by page and write down your favorite verses or whatever? If you have that much written in your Bible, my guess is that you aren't remembering "favorites" in the first place. Even so, I'm still willing to accept the fact that some people don't to let go of their favorite Bible they've had since childhood or whenever.

But now suppose I have a really kick ass-looking book of children's poetry/literature (like Grimm's tales written in fancy lettering) that needs repaired. Would "Dr. Bible" turn me away because it's not a Bible or would he repair it as well? If he would repair my children's book (or other non-Bible piece of literature), isn't this sorta false adverting?

Finally, if I did have a Bible that needs repairs, I honestly think I would seek the help of someone who choose not to advertise on stick signs. In fact, I might just talk to someone that spends a lot of time around books. Gee...who in the world would do that? How about a librarian for starters? I'm sure they can point me in the direction of a professional book binder, binding agency, or restorer who doesn't use stick signs to advertise. It all just seems a bit creepy in a "let's try to rob the Jesus freaks" to me.

Then again, I do live in Oklahoma.

1 comment:

BKDotCom said...

There's a handful of rare/antique book shops in town. And there's a basketfull of Christian bookstores. I'm guessing Dr Bible works at one of em and is looking for work on the side.

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