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DUDES! Did you see the library they've got here?

From McSweeney's By J. Byard Yoder:

I tell you what, though, dudes—you only get a chance like this while you're in college. After we graduate, we'll have to figure out how to fit studying into our work schedules, make time to get to the city library branch and its crappy little collection. Yeah, while I'm here on campus, my life is totally going to revolve around that library.

Harriet The Spy: Directed by Michael Bay

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.

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7 out of 10 parents want kids to be teachers...

7 of 10 parents want their kids to be teachers. When asked about kids becoming librarians, parents said, "That's a job?"
http://ow.ly/lyf1

(from twitter, and no, the parents didn't really say that.. it's a joke)

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Things Not To Do With A Book

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

I'm Looking Over...

We've all seen stories about people, um, getting lucky at the library. Many of us have tales to tell about such a thing.

It's nice to see someone else found a different kind of luck when they checked out a library book.

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Colbert Report: Nailed 'Em - Library Crime

Dominic Philip gets banned from his local library after a photo of him tooting a kazoo in a parade is spotted.

Maryland boasts at least 3 Harry Potters

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.'"

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.

Passing Strange or Wondrous Strange?

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.

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