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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”)
Here\'s A Fun One that says A survey of 1,300 computer technicians nationwide shows one of the biggest causes for home computer malfunctions is poor PC hygiene.Grossed-out technicians reported finding mice — live ones and dead ones — as well as cockroaches, bugs, marijuana, mice, spiders, food, loose change and cash stashed inside computers.
In the survey, technicians blamed poor PC hygiene for nearly 70 percent of home computer and keyboard failures and for more than 80 percent of printer and computer mouse malfunctions.
Lee Hadden writes: \"Today\'s Atlanta Journal Constitution (July 15, 2002) has an amusing
article on privy reading habits. More than half of all Americans read in
the bathroom. Read more about it at
\"\"A bathroom without reading material is a great waste of private time that most women have so little of,\" said Sharon Dimino, 54, of Alpharetta. \"Ring around the tush is a small price to pay for a quiet read.\"
Here\'s A Fun Story on all the cool stuff at the Southwest County Regional Library west of Boca Raton, FL.
dozens of photos, bookmarks [which include paper, plastic, leather, lace and pressed flowers with children\'s photos and greetings to grandma, souvenirs of bar mitzvahs, high school graduations, 50th anniversaries and prayers for those who have passed on], lottery tickets, Band-Aids, bugs and bacon.
\"One staff member found several hundred dollars in cash in an envelope inside a book,\" Pinilla said. \"She tracked down the last person who had the book and returned the money. He had just cashed a check. That person sent flowers several times as a thank you.\"
Unless you live in Pasadena, This One won\'t be very interesting, but the opening paragraph is great:
\"Like a herd of bibliophiles stampeding toward that one copy of a coveted book, seven local cities are in fierce competition for state library bond money.\"
Heh, a herd of bibliophiles....
One good quote for all of CA, \"I think what we\'re seeing is a definite need for new public library construction in California,\" said Albert Tovar, Azusa City Library director.