Humor

\'Onion\' editor talks about new book

CNN has a nifty Little Interview with Onion editor Robert Siegel, they have a new book out -- \"Dispatches from the Tenth Circle.\".
The interview is short, but funny.


Siegel: Are your stories real?
CNN: Absolutely. We are the world\'s news leader.
Siegel: OK, then we\'re on the same page here.

God\' monkey sits through lecture before studying

Charles Davis writes \"A monkey sat quietly through an economics lecture at an
Indian college before going to the library and flipping
through a holy book.
Students at Madanpur Mahabir College in Bhubaneswar,
Orissa, say the monkey listened to the lecture with \"rapt
attention\".
The monkey then went to the library and looked at the
Ramayana, a Hindu holy book, and sat on a statue of the
monkey god Hanuman before quietly leaving the college.

Full Story \"

Would you like sour cream on that?

One of the sites I regularly check in my current hunt for employment is HotJobs. I\'ve noticed that when I search for "library" in the Illinois listings, a lot of the hits are ads for assistant managers at Taco Bell and KFC. Probably pay better than a lot of public library jobs ...

The Overdue Librarian Cops Cartoon

Something to liven up your afternoon - a short and funny parody of \"Cops\" from The Cartoon Network featuring a librarian on patrol to bust folks with overdue books!

Scroll to the bottom and click on the link labeled \"Overdue.\" Flash software is required to view the cartoons.

Here\'s The Latest Link.

Book smarts vs. street smarts in The Onion

From this week\'s edition of The Onion:

Street-Smart Teen Dies In Library
CHICAGO-- Street-smart teen Larry Witherspoon was found dead Monday at the Michigan Avenue branch of the Chicago Public Library, his urban know-how useless to him in the unfamiliar environment... -- Read More

Fun With Phonics

Remember back when it was funny to look up the word
fart in the dictionary?Well imagine how much
funnier that would\'ve been if the dictionay talked!
Bob Cox sent along This Funny Bit from over at Plastic.

Imagine all the fun you could\'ve had! Why you could\'ve
had it say penis, vagina, or Worse! All this fun from Merriam-Webst
er\'s on-line dictionary
.

Biblia, the Warrior Librarian

Amanda Credaro writes
\"This may possibly be the only website in existance
devoted to *school library* humor.
www.geocities.com/bibliophist/


(There\'s also a smattering of serious stuff too)
\"

\"People under the age of 18 years should be
warned:
This school librarian will not tolerate abuse of
books,
bullying, resistance to learning, or unnecessary
noise.
Enter the library at your own risk, and prepare for
battle.
You WILL study, you WILL read, you WILL enjoy
it.\"

Burning Questions, Final Answers

Bob Cox pointed out Forbes is running
a really neato Series of Questions.

They Include, Who was the first person to envision the
Internet? Does the Web site of the Girl Scouts of
America contain cookies? Will there ever be
compatibility among operating systems?
And... Who first called it \"surfing the Web\"?
Of course we all know it was Jean Armour Polly, a
former public librarian working on an article about the
Internet in 1992.
It\'s a really fun look at some of the questions you
never thought to ask, not that you would know who to
ask if you\'d have thought of it in the first place.

Fixing Librarians

Kevin and Kell, a comic about an unlikely family of animals, takes a look at (among other things) updating librarians for the new millennium.

Literature Junkie

Lee Hadden writes: \"Yahoo! has an interesting site about the problems of literature junkies, aka \"literature abusers\" or \"Bookaholics.\" While this humorous outlook is aimed mostly at English majors, it can also apply to librarians
and library users. The joke of the day for May 31, 2001.\"


Are you a literature junkie? Take This Test and find out! How many of these apply to you?

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