March 10, 1936

On This Date in! in 1936 the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection was published. The first book of the club was ‘Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman’, written by the controversial author Sylvia Townsend Warner, an openly gay woman. It should be known that this format was tried twice in the past, with the first time being Cave-Painting-of-the-Short-Summer Club’ by Ogg, the Neanderthal Shaman. His repetitive nature of mammoths being slain by hunters and elks being ‘helped through the fence, officer’ by naked good Samaritans quickly became old and passé. Ogg did draw in one of his last cave painting about how difficult it was in finding suitable caves as most such caves were already occupied by either cave bears or those pesky and territorial Homo Sapiens. The second time this was tried was by the Egyptians and their Pyramid-of-the-Decade Club. The first problem they had was that it took longer than a decade to build a good pyramid and second, everyone wanted one and there just weren’t enough workers to go around.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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