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Sadly, I think we know that Hollywood is going to do something like this eventually. Still, when you see it in a comic form, it makes the idea funny.
Next up, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, starring Vin Diesel.
7 of 10 parents want their kids to be teachers. When asked about kids becoming librarians, parents said, "That's a job?"
(from twitter, and no, the parents didn't really say that.. it's a joke)
Perhaps this should be posted within our libraries? Maybe even make some bookplates?
The Sun said Maryland contains or recently contained many residents who share names with characters from the Harry Potter novels, including at least three men sharing the titular wizard's name, 16 women named Hermione, 3 men named Sirius, 13 Snapes and 15 Narcissas.
"Each time another book or movie comes out, the phone rings off the hook for about two months," Potter said. "It does get tiring. I'm seriously thinking of changing my listing in the phone book to 'H. Potter.'"
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.
It worked for Led Zeppelin and Tolkien....
The Metal Shakespeare Company of Portland, Oregon, have merged the works of the Bard with seemingly incompatible heavy metal and created a "marriage of true minds." While it may not be everyone's taste in music, Shakespeare's subjects and launguage mesh perfectly with the stylings of metal.
For your amusement, The Metal Shakespeare Company's reinterpretation of Hamlet, "2 Bleed or Not 2 Bleed."
More information about the band and a peek into their unique merchandise delivery methods can be found on their MySpace page.
Thanks to the Stranger.
OK you naughty librarians...you've been found out.
Amanda Hess from the Washington City Paper has been following you on Twitter, and found that:
When the American Library Association’s annual conference kicked off in Chicago last Thursday, some attendees wanted the world to know that librarian get-togethers aren’t all about shushing and stacking: There’s a lot of f**ing, too.
The nearly week-long librarian meet-up, which began July 9, delivers “over 300 educational programs” to professional bibliophiles each year—including workshops like “Collection Development: Decision Making With Data” and “When Is Nice Too Nice? Strategies For Disengaging From the Talkative Patron.” Some attendees, however, haven’t been entirely satisfied with the ALA programming. So they launched a “secret” Twitter account for librarians to share more intriguing professional insights. A typical anonymous ALA tweet: