Library Science Jargon That Sounds Dirty

From McSweeneys:

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Library TV: Get your sex, violence - and humor

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.\"


President Bush is demonstrating genuine leadership

President Bush is demonstrating genuine leadership. The economic growth package he recently proposed takes us in the right direction by accelerating the successful tax cuts of 2001, providing marriage penalty relief, and providing incentives for individuals and small businesses to save and invest.

Thanks to Metafilter and Eschaton.

Update: Gary Stock is all over this one.


Telephone Politics

Lee Hadden writes: \"The Geological Society of London\'s Library has recently changed their
telephone number. Out of curiosity, they tried to discover how long they
had used the old number. In doing so, they found: \"...she discovered a
Council Minute dated 18 December 1912, agreeing to install a telephone [in
the library] - but only on condition that the number should be kept
ex-directory.\"Read more about it in \"From the Library\" inside the December 2002
issue of GeoScientist.Volume 12, number 12, page 23.\"


US Bill of Rights Pared Down to a Manageble 6

David writes \"The Onion is reporting that Congress has decided that to \"tighten\" up\" the Bill of Rights, including replacing the First Amendment with the \"right to Judea-Christian and non-combative speech\". \"


A Practical Use for FBI Surveillance

Rob Lopresti writes \"The Bellingham Herald (my local newspaper) features a witty letter to the editor from Lyle Harris. Mr. Harris claims he called the FBI to see if his library books were overdue...
Here\'s The Full Story.\"


FBI Watching Web Surfers

Rachel writes \"For those of you who need a little levity among all the privacy headlines:

Check This One Out \"

Make sure you have JavaScript Turned On.


Architect, librarian or policewoman Barbie?

M writes "Here's an interesting story about Mattel's online voting for the next Barbie in the "I can be..." career series of dolls."

By now you've probably seen the poll, but this is the first story I've seen that goes into more detail. The poll results don't count in Mattel's decision as to which doll to make, says Julia Jensen, spokesperson for Mattel. "It's not going to impact to a scientific degree the next doll we create."


Anne Coulter has been busy all summer.......

SomeOne writes \"New children\'s book from Coulter -- it\'s on my Christmas list to prevent leftist indoctrination of my children.

The Full Story, from Salon.
\"If you don\'t like it, you must be a liberal.\" \"


The Library Musical

Jeffrey Allan Beeler writes \"A friend of mine let me know about

this site

I would be interested to know if this has happened to any librarians.

We have had guerilla theatre but not a musical.

If you\'ve ever had the urge to stand up in a crowded library and sing about how much you love it, this one is for you. One of the funniest things I\'ve seen on the web in a long time, it\'s worth the time it takes to download.



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