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Book Talk, Signing, Sale McArthur Library

December 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Book Talk, Signing, Sale McArthur Library in Biddeford He’s baaaa-ack! John Getchell’s Calendar and Book Sale and Signing Spectacular will take place in Biddeford at McArthur Library on December 13. Stop in and pick up two perfect stocking stuffers for the funny people in your life – The Sign of the Apocalypse Desk Calendar, and of course the book that started it all!

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Rescheduled! Books and calendars will be available for purchase. Enjoy the musings of popular local author John Getchell creator of Sign of the Apocalypse. His signs are legendary. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Get ready for 2019 with the Sign of the Apocalypse Boxed Desk Calendar!

• Daily thoughts are sure to make you smile.
• High quality, FSC certified paper.
• Full-color pages throughout.
• Includes all major public and culturally significant holidays.
• Includes daily tear-off sheets for a new apocalyptic sign every day.
• Perfect gift for any occasion

Sign of the Apocalypse by Arundel humorist John Getchell. Friends, neighbors, and passersby from all over the country can’t fail to miss “The Sign’s” constantly changing humor and insight. On occasion, Sign of the Apocalypse traffics in the earnest, but at its heart is rooted in a deep-seated desire to express the sarcastic and snort-worthy. This, and a love of haiku, pizza, Latin, double entendre, and the worst puns ever crafted is the premise of John Getchell’s book.

Punny and sarcastic signs include:

• When attacked by a gang of clowns, go for the juggler
• What if doing the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?
• Legalize marinara
• A penny saved is ridiculous
• Wendy, please take me back / I’m so miserable / it’s almost like / you’re still here

Two years in the making, the message on “The Sign” is changed on a daily basis, with the primary benefit of slowing passing traffic to a honking crawl. It was designed to convey pithy tidbits of thought and wordplay. In its conception, SOTA was perpetrated in spite of the objection of the author’s girlfriend, and with hopes of creating controversy and dismay in the local community. The girlfriend packed up and left, and the community and town fathers were surprisingly gruntled by the proceedings.

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John Getchell purchased a marquee a few years ago and began writing pithy sayings on it. Those sayings can now be found compiled in a published book.
A perfect program to lift your spirits and dare you to slow down and “read the signs.” Books and calendars will be available for sale and signed by Mr. Getchell after the event. A fabulous gift for anyone in your life that likes humor, puns, and general contemplation.


December 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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McArthur Public Library
270 Maine Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
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