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The Onion Declares Print Dead At 1,803

Sources close to print, the method of applying ink to paper in order to convey information to a mass audience, have confirmed that the declining medium passed away early Thursday morning.

The influential means of communication was 1,803.

Print, which had for nearly two millennia worked tirelessly to spread knowledge around the globe in the form of books, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, and numerous other textual materials, reportedly succumbed to its long battle with ill health, leaving behind legions of readers who had for years benefited from the dissemination of ideas made possible by the advent of printed materials.

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Library One-Liners from Pub-Lib (and more)

...here. Included are the classics: "I need a photograph of Jesus Christ." Submissions are wanted!

"I Wanna Live In A Small Library"

Andrew pointed the way to today's "Minimalism with an Exception" comic from Wasted Talent... "Someday I will live in a library that is also a maze (so I have lots of walls for art). It will look like a castle from the outside and treehouse from the inside, all the exterior walls will be giant windows. It will have a reading enclave, an art studio and a machine shop. Also it will be on an island with chickens and goats. This is all going to happen when I am a zillionaire."

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Library book cake

See a very detailed library book cake.

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Atlas Shrugged and Alternative Literature

xkcd comic: Bookshelf
xkcd comic 2: Alternative Literature
xkcd comic 3: Librarians

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Everything on the Internet is true

It has come to my attention that everything on the Internet is true. You may want to adjust your information literacy curriculum to reflect this point.

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Where does a mofro have to go in a library to simply read or quietly study without incessant noise and distractions?

My new favorite letter to the editor!

"In a digital age where everyone from age 5 to 90 is suckling from an electronic teet of one kind or another all day long, the library offers no respite. Fine, media changes. Downstairs is where most of the digital media is kept, aside from the computers that take up much of the space on the main floor. Audio-visual machines with headphones are available, so you'd think perhaps the study desks there would be a good place to study. You'd think wrong, because loud tutoring occurs throughout the day both upstairs and downstairs. A meeting room is where readings and performances for adults and exuberant children are held. I'm absolutely in favor of these and all educational experiences. But where does a mofro have to go in a library to simply read or quietly study without incessant noise and distractions? Seriously! Respectful silence is the most honored and rudimentary rule of every library in the world since the dawn of time. Why does Aspen get it so wrong?"

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