Jersey City Free Books to launch NQC Talks!

In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money.
George Orwell

This morning my mind was wandering and wondering about the great mass of worthless TED talks out on Youtube: speculations baseless and wild, intellectual parlor tricks, minor factoids contrived so as to appear to have some deep significance, and many, many other equally meaningless categories of seminars as side show.

That’s when I thought of a recent visitor to Jersey City Free Books — who quite clearly never got any closer to Cairo than Hoboken. This Miss claimed in all seriousness to have learned to speak Arabic by reading that language at age 12. And she’s not alone! There’ve been many others here with equally agitated imaginations.

Jersey City Free Books plans to launch the NQC (Not Quite Certifiable) Talks. At the very least, the time that the participants spend preparing and delivering lectures will keep them off of the streets. And just maybe someone looking out from an unusual vantage point might be able to spot something that others don’t see. And anyhow, no matter how worthless or ridiculous anything that comes out of this project turns out to be, it can’t be any worse than most TED Talks.

A crowd-sourcing platform will be announced soon. YOU can help make the NQC Talks a reality!

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Jersey City Free Books at 297 Griffith St. is a community book store that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed and working families. Thousands of books are available. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use. Jersey City Free Books is eager to assist local charities by providing quantities of books. More information — including the current schedule — is available at the Web Site.
JerseyCityFreeBooks.com

The Facebook Page is https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCityFreeBooks

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Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa.

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