Friday Funnies

Electronic books with musty book smell launched

An electronic textbook Web site is launching a smelly e-book after finding college students like to be able to smell their books.

A survey of 600 college students conducted by pollster Zogby International found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, as the quality they most liked about books as physical objects.

Rhymes with Orange and books...

No it's not Friday, but didn't think that I should hold onto this until then...

The comic strip "Rhymes with Orange" ran an interesting strip about a couple undergoing counseling and they use an interesting analogy, check it out.

Beautify Your Barcodes

Does your library use barcodes?

Sure, most of 'em do! Even those making the move to RFID tend to keep the barcodes around for a little while, if not indefinitely. But barcodes are bland, boring, banal, and blah. So why not do something different?

Get creative with your barcodes and turn them into little artistic masterpieces!

Naughty Librarians Convention

"Librarians are the new nurses and it’s time to break out your bookish booties for the sake of something hot: reading! Dress as a sexy schoolmarm, a libidinous librarian or prurient professor and meet up at 2 p.m. Saturday for prim and proper cocktails at the Ha Ra club in the Tenderloin. From there we’ll head to the San Francisco Main Public Library to put our hot nerdy mojo to work."

How Things Even Out

A fairly simple philosophy...certainly applicable to most situations, from Jack Handey.

Kids, Books, and Photos

Gather a kid or two, design some cover art, and take a photo.

Oh yes, and you'll want to create a small, but incredibly cool, optical illusion.

And you wind up with some fun and lively photographs reminding us how books can change and enhance the lives of children.

Friday Funny, just late...

Here's a belated Friday funny.....

Erik the Librarian

An "Anonymous Patron" brought word that writer Brent Forrester has created a new web series called "Erik the Librarian." The Speak Quietly blog has more information and an embedded YouTube clip from the short. One can obtain episodes for free through the iTunes Music Store and subscribe to it as a podcast as well. Subscribing to LISTen is also possible through the iTunes Music Store.

The top 9 reasons why ebooks are so very evil

Author Jeremy Shipp offers up at GoodReads 9 reasons why ebooks are evil, including "Ebooks braid your eyelashes together while you're sleeping, and not in an endearing way," and "Ebooks aren't like normal books, and being different is so very wrong."

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