Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: Books or Bubblegum?

March 4, 2008 by
Filed under: Bed-Stuy 

Books or Bubblegum

From Madison Street.

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: Books or Bubblegum?

  1. rexlic on Tue, 4th Mar 2008 7:44 pm
  2. Looked up the quote. It is from one Elbert Hubbard, one mother whose cupboard was not bare of axioms. Other EH gems:

    “Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts.”
    “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
    “There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
    “To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
    “Don’t take life too seriously; you’ll never get out of it alive.”

    Prolific little fellow, wasn’t he? And according to wikipedia, L. Ron Hubbard was related through an adoption somewhere along the family tree. Who knew?

  3. zoya on Tue, 4th Mar 2008 7:49 pm
  4. I think I want to see some numbers here. How much do we currently expend on Books? And on Bubble Gum? We need to know how hard it would be to become a civilized country.

  5. missheather on Tue, 4th Mar 2008 7:54 pm
  6. You never cease to amaze me Rexlic.

    I for one like:

    Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

    No shit.

  7. SouthOfNYC on Wed, 5th Mar 2008 7:37 am
  8. North American book sales (2007) were around $12 billion.
    Source –

    Gum sales (chewing and bubble) in the USA were around $4 billion. Toss in Canada and Mexico and it might be about even at best.
    Source –

    Unfortunately we are still a long way from civilized.

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