EppsNet Archive: Furniture

They’re Looking for the Ottoman Empire?

6 Sep 2016 /


A Glimpse of Antiquity

10 Sep 2014 /
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Yes, those are World Books and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. No, this is not an archaeological dig. It’s a furniture store we visited over the weekend.

When I was growing up, our family, like many American families at that time, had a set of World Book encyclopedias, so I knew they existed but I haven’t actually seen one in decades.

Reader’s Digest Condensed Books are a relic from a time when many Americans still liked to think of themselves as the kind of people who read books but didn’t want to actually read a whole, entire book. Reader’s Digest stripped out all the boring passages about clouds and such that people don’t read and compressed four or five books into the size of one.

Today, of course, no one reads books at all, with or without the cloud passages, so Reader’s Digest Condensed Books have joined World Book encyclopedias in the dustbin of history.


Customer Undertone at the Furniture Store

22 Jul 2012 /

If we spend enough money on home decorations, maybe we’ll finally have a chance to be happy . . .


Meeting Ron Artest

19 Mar 2011 /
Ron Artest

My kid and a few of his high school friends are on their way to see Ron Artest at Living Spaces in Irvine. He’s doing a meet and greet from 3:00 to 5:00.

What kind of advertising is that? Those kids don’t have money to buy furniture.