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Comic Books Get Stripped at NY's Museum of Sex

From BookTryst, snippets of a new exhibit at the MOSEX museum. The adult, sexual kind of fantasy has inspired a genre of art with its own instantly recognizable icons: voluptuous women and muscle-bound men; fetish clothing featuring six-inch stilettos, leather, lace, and latex; bondage gear including handcuffs, masks, and corsets; and sadomasochistic props like whips, chains, and ropes. New York City's Museum of Sex has just mounted (pun intended) a new exhibition of the erotic art of comic strips and comic books in the 20th and 21st centuries, to "reveal how the comic book medium has been used over time to depict sexual fantasy, poke fun at taboo topics and lampoon icons of popular culture." Comics Stripped, a show made up of over 150 artifacts, including original drawings, illustrated books, comic books, magazines and videos, chronicles the history of "dirty drawings" from the Great Depression to the present day.

South Park: Banned Books

"Catcher in the Rye" is passed out in class on South Park. You can watch the full episode here. This is South Park. If you click on the link expect to hear profanity.

Shelf Check Library Comic Back And Better Than Ever

After what felt like forever Emily Lloyd is back to writing Shelf Check finally! If you haven't checked out Shelf Check, be sure to have a look.

Books As Useful Objects

Lots of ridiculous & or useful stuff you can do with a book...shown as a book trailer for Cyanide & Happiness Comics.

Penny Arcade Does Pop Fiction

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While Penny Arcade is normally a video game strip, every now and then they speak of books because, after all, the strip's creators love to read. Today's strip discusses some popular fiction and classic works of sci-fi.

Things Not To Do With A Book

Perhaps this should be posted within our libraries? Maybe even make some bookplates?

Training A Devilish Book

If you're into the humourous side of books, and the occult, and the dark one who dwells in the pit...

Wait, I'll start over.

If you've never bothered to read the web comic Sinfest, you could do worse than to dig on its recent storyline of a bookish young lad who is training an evil, possessed book acquired directly from Satan's personal library. In today's episode, he teaches the book to speak... which may not be the best idea in the world.

Another Take On Technology

It's wireless and never needs charging. It has a touch interface and works with that which you have at home.

The good folks over at Penny Arcade offer their take on the latest in bibliotechnological merriment!

Pierpont Morgan Library Exhibit Is "On the Money"

Money is scarce, but hopefully humor is in good supply.

When the well-heeled patrons of New York's venerable Morgan Library wander through its new exhibition of cartoons about money, there may be some hollow laughter as they ponder their own hard times.

The exhibit of 70 years of New Yorker magazine cartoons titled "On the Money" was planned over a year ago, before the full scale of the financial crisis that has plunged the United States and much of the world into recession became apparent.

Here's the story from Reuters with two cartoons included.

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