Archive for the 'Humorous' Category

OCLC and the Dark Side

I guess this is what happens when you piss off library techno-dorks. Lovin’ it.

So much for that quiet policy change…

OCLC Sith
Via SHARE Library Consortium Technology Planning Committee

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Hushing Librarian

Found at Waxin’ & Milkin’.

Mercedes-Benz banks on library humor

I think it’s rather frivelous to debate how libraires, librarians, and their patrons are portrayed in our (and other) cultures. I just think it’s sort of awesome that libraries are still, in our collective unconcious, associated with intelligence.

Also, I quite shamelessly go to the library to get coffee. All the information I really want I’d have to research myself. =\

Library Rage

Parker Posey as Mary in Party Girl

After several afternoons of repeatedly shelf-reading those floppy Moody’s / Mergent Bond Records, I find my library ire levels skyrocketing. Happily I can mediate library rage through Art; my internal reaction has been dramatized in this video between 2:03 and 3:27, an excerpt of Party Girl featuring Parker Posey. (Clicking will take you to YouTube. This particular video doesn’t allow embedding.)

My actual responses involve organizing and flushing the serials. And not “down the drain” flush, the arranging “with adjacent sides, surfaces, or edges close together” kind.

Bibliography:
  • Birckmayer, Harry, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Parker Posey, Anthony De Sando, Guillermo Díaz, Donna Mitchell, Liev Schreiber, Omar Townsend, and Sasha Von Scherler. Party girl. Culver City, Calif: Columbia TriStar, 2003.

George Goes To The Library

The announcement will be made Monday, that the George W. Bush library will be at Southern Methodist University.

I know this is fake, but I still think it’s relevant.

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If you like graphic novels…

LCC Call Numbers:
NC1764-1764.8 Comic books, strips, etc.

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  At my part-time job in the coffee slinging world I have been able to obtain the NY Times Sunday edition when I work that day. One of the biggest draws for me has been Daniel Clowes run of “Mister Wonderful” in the NY Times Magazine.

  Unfortunately, I didn’t work every Sunday during the run and only read part of the story.

  Fortunately, NYTimes.com has the full run downloadable for free in pdf format!!!

Download the funnies here.

Bibliography
Garner, Dwight. Stray Questions for: Daniel Clowes. New York Times.com August 24, 2007. <http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/08/24/stray-questions-for-daniel-clowes&gt; Accessed February 14, 2008.