Even the dullest looking books can have a secret bit of humor, and this volume of the record of the Minneapolis City Council serves as a case in point. It was a part of a large digital project for US municipal codes, perhaps not reading material known for comedy. The book has a somber binding of black leather on the spine and corners, with black book cloth on the boards, also not particularly comic. However, the spine eventually broke, and fell off; leaving revealed a menacing gang of bees in full view. Book binders are a thrifty lot, and when a book spine needs lining material, a binder will reach for whatever comes to hand. In this case, it would appear that there were some left over end papers for a children’s book, or waste copies of some old political cartoon/satire, lying in the shop within arm’s reach when the moment came.