Steve sez, "A traditional red phone box has been recycled into one of the UK's smallest lending libraries - stocking 100 books, CDs, and DVDs.
The phone booth was bought from British Telecom for £1, and it looks like something right out of a Doctor Who episode." [ed: technically, the Tardis is a police call box, which is
green blue, not red] [/comicbookguy]
Users simply stock it with a book they have read, swapping it for one they have not...
"This facility has turned a piece of street furniture into a community service in constant use."
A resident dreamed up the idea when the village lost its phone box and mobile library in quick succession.
Phone box has new life as library
(Image: Phone box and bus stop, Cheriton, Hampshire, a Creative Commons Attribution photo from Mike Cattell's photostream)
An entire genre of Saturday Night Live-style skit humor–what if celebrity x were absurdly cast in role y?–is made obsolete by deepfakery.
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via; Previously]
One letter different, but a world apart.
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