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SomeOne QuickSumitted This One that takes a look at book warning labels.
"Not recommended for anyone under the age of 100. Take in small doses and consult your physician before doing so. Side effects may include dizziness, soreness, self-righteousness, spraining, bruising, gloom & doom, fire & brimstone, shaking, dementia and all around insanity."
Reuters Says After a year of painstaking scientific research, the world\'s funniest joke was revealed on Thursday.
In a project described as the largest-ever scientific study into humor, the British Association for the Advancement of Science asked Internet users around the world to submit their favorite jokes and rate the funniness of other people\'s offerings.
More than 40,000 jokes from 70 countries and two million critiques later....\"Two hunters are out in the woods\"...
Charles Davis sends us a link to a
British Book-sniffing enthusiast\'s homepage. It\'s difficult to tell exactly whether this is intended as humor or not, but it\'s certainly odd. Note that the fine print on the first page reads, in part, \"And remember, the tree is our friend, don\'t trust axemen, or librarians!\" I wonder why not?
Over at Library Juice I collect the strange, stupid, sick, childlike and just plain funny searches that people do in Google and other search engines that lead them to pages on my server (Libr.org). Last night I compiled these monthly collections into one rather long list. To give you seven quick examples:
Here is the internet chair with magnetic stripe card reader. Twenty three spikes stick up on the seat of the chair, and are retracted (pulse of energy through 1 farad \"high voltage capacitor\") if you swipe a credit card through the slot on the chair to download a seating license from the license server. The license server is in the 19 inch relay rack behind the internet chair.
Someone writes \"The Hartford Courant reported on September 9th that the Durham Public Library (Connecticut), is sponsoring a mooing contest. Contestants will be judged and winners will get tickets to the upcoming Durham Fair. See CTNow for the story \"
gangs of New York: The biggest, baddest literary
crime boss on the mean streets of Manhattan declares war.\" ... \"It was
crazy and we all knew it. But could I turn my back on the man who had rescued
me from a dreary future of card catalogs at the NYPL?\" - 20020819
Sam Apple and Rebecca Jacobs
Madeline Douglass writes \"The ever prolific Steve Fesenmaier sent out
this gem. Gooday! Krikey!
I think it is totally bogus mate!
Full Story \"
Consider the source on this one.
Biblia, the Warrior Librarian writes \"For dull or dreary libraries, some library songs to cheer you up. Be careful with the volume of the lyrics, though ....
All the hits are there...
THE SHELVING SONG
(sung to the tune of “Monday, Monday)
THE REFERENCE DESK SONG
(sung to the tune of “What a Wonderful World”)