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.


Sometimes you just gotta sing!

Prangstgrüp is several students from Columbia University whose activities lie somewhere between highly sophisticated pranks and performance art. One of there more recent happenings was the staging of a musical number during a busy study time in the library.

Courtesy of today\'s memepool


Bibles now required to have warning labels

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."


The World\'s Funniest Joke -- Official

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?


More Brilliant Library Humor

Biblia, the Warrior Librarian writes \"Another brilliant piece of work from the exceedingly modest Biblia, The Warrior Librarian ...

Computer Warnings for Library OPACs \"


Those crazy searchers

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 ( Last night I compiled these monthly collections into one rather long list. To give you seven quick examples:

  • number of electric guitar users in india
  • the bibliography of dr. web dubious
  • largest canadian gas mask bongs
  • how to tell apart human gender
  • Specifically Pictures of Condoleeza Rice
  • millionaires with less than a high school education
  • librarianship is a lie

Per Seat Seat Licensing Exhibit

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.



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