Lucid Culture


The Bible Thief

This one was impossible to resist, via the Lefsetz Letter. A reader responds to a post concerning the pros and cons of the Kindle (mostly the pros, actually):

“My Kindle was stolen off my seat on a United flight back from London to LA two months ago. Went to the restroom, came back, gone! Theft at 35,000 ft. I reported it stolen to United (we decided not to search everyone on the plane!), but I left the account on to see what happened next. A week later, I got a notice from Amazon that a book had been purchased on my Kindle acct. What did the thief buy??

The Bible, Old AND New Testament, only $0.99 (public domain)…”

September 11, 2009 - Posted by | Culture, snark, The Blahgues

1 Comment »

  1. As in paper, so in electrons. The Bible is usually often cited as the most frequently shoplifted book. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

    No links, but a casual websearch can confirm this.

    Comment by pannonica | September 11, 2009 | Reply

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