A Modest Proposal by John Carlson, features writer for The Star Press.
He proposes a TV show about a library, because there are already plenty of TV shows about teachers, doctors and lawyers while you hardly ever see any TV shows about librarians. Naming ideas for the new show include, The Stacks, or DDS: The Stacks, and this would be the kind of sophisticated, thought-provoking television that American viewers demand.
Of course, to get anybody to watch, it would also have to include lots of gratuitous sex and violence.
Head librarian: \"How do you like our library?\"
Library patron (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger): \"Vell, zee periodical room leafs a lot to be desired, but it\'s got zome really nice stacks.\"