At my real job we keep a master list of lists that we call the Listy List, where we keep track of all the other lists we make. In theory, that is. In practice, we just scrawl stuff on the LL, giggle over the name, and forget about it until we have something new to add.
- Nuclear War: What’s in it for you? by the Ground Zero War Foundation (available on Amazon for a penny!)
- The Toothbrush: its Use and Abuse by Isador Hirschfield (will set you back nearly $100 on Amazon)
- British Tits by Christopher Perrins (Kindle version available)
- “You can’t just let nature run wild.” Former governor of Alaska, on his proposal to kill off wolves.
- “I would have made a good pope.” President Richard Nixon.
- Oscar Mayer olive loaf: It's a loaf, with olives. Shhh....
- Hospital code words: Code red 123 means the room is on fire. So do the shooting flames and ear-splitting alarms.
- The formula for play-doh. Would actually be interesting if they included the formula, but they don't. Only the ingredients are listed - save your penny, here they are: water, flour, salt, kerosene, alum, borax, artificial color and fragrance.
1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Gardner Hilscox): A bunch of old-timey technical drawings of mechanical devices. Yawn.
So tell us, what list books lurk on your shelves?