Off-beat books: CB for Christians

Breaker, Breaker 1-9, saw this little gem in the 10-cent bin at the University Library book sale and it almost made me put my teeth up for the night.

Published in 1976 (at the height, one would assume, of The Dukes of Hazzard), CB for Christians is a handy guide on how to minister and witness using the wonderfully retro CB radio. Oddly enough, I remember when CB was retro the FIRST time …

The book comes complete with a list of handles with “Christian distinctives,” including these personal faves:

  • The Rev
  • The Cross Man
  • Rollin’ Chaplain
  • King’s Kid
  • Deak
  • Cajun Rabbi, and
  • Colorado Tune Heister

Interesting thought: is our online names the equivalent of a CB handle? If you could make up a different CB handle, what would it be?

It also comes with a complete list of jargon. For example, did you know that an “Apple Barrel” is a meeting of CB addicts? Test your CB knowledge by deciphering this jargon:

  1. Pressure Cooker
  2. Uncle Charlie
  3. Willy Weaver
  4. Handle Grabber
  5. Good Numbers
  6. Brush Your Teeth and Comb Your Hair
  7. Alligator
  8. Rakes the Leaves
  9. Keep Your Wheels Spinning and Beavers Grinning
  10. Mike Fright

Reply with your answers. Who knows, you may win a prize …

In the meantime, “Keep the Sunny Side Up and the Dirty Side Down!”

And, of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include this video:


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