Monday, June 20, 2011

The Wayback Machine

The results of the second bi-annual weeding contest, in which we award a prize for finding the most outdated library book, are in. The winning entry is The Official Guide to Outdoor Skating by Frank Simcoe, and yes, that is Mr. Simcoe on the cover.

As silly as he looks doing air splits in his polyester pants and sneaker skates, the book did not win for the photo. No, it won because Frank is not wearing a helmet. Since those carefree disco days, helmets have become standard equipment for wheeled sports, and we at APL endorse the advance of safety.

Second place went to Parenting in the '90s: A Comprehensive Guide for Greater Austin, which is full of helpful information... from 20 years ago. This is as close as we can get you to a ride in Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine. (See also this post on time travel.)

Here are more entries from the June 2011 contest.

Click the pictures to enlarge, and take another look at the 2010 contest. Our next contest wraps in December. Keep an eye on the blog!

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