Friday Funnies

A blog from the makers of ShoeBox

The guys and gals at ShoeBox greeting cards have their own blog. Checkout their posts on everything from suggestions that don't cut it for what their looking for to funny little drawings. It will keep you entertained and laughing all day.

An Atlas of a Different Color

Check out "Our Dumb World" now with "30% more Asia" and "curvier latitude lines." Publisher The Onion also provides 'a look inside the book' at places such as Switzerland (neutral, too neutral)and The South (where mistakes of the past come alive).

Reading is for Loosers!

Note found at an online catalog station, Sunset Branch, Chandler (Ariz.) Public Library, on Sept. 4, 2007. Check It Out @ Flickr.

Old Librarians Don't Die...

Joe Hodnicki writes "Covering most types of librarians (e.g., law librarians don't die, they're statute of limitations runs out"), this audio file was written and performed by the comedy troupe known as "U of MN Law Librarians." (ed note: don't expect a "comedy troupe" like say, 'Monty Python'):

Listen up at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/08/friday-fun-li-1.html"

Penny Arcade Tackles Guybrarians

A poignant discussion about male librarians is going on between Gabe and Tycho in today's Penny Arcade.

Library Humor Story

Anonymous Patron writes "This story is a humorous account of one of the many odd patrons who have waltzed through the doors of the library where I work ."

Librarians Hottie Calendar

Librarians always seem to be good for a laugh.

From The Spoof, news of a "Librarian Hotties" calendar for 2008. Miss February, "Matilda Krumpf" is pictured, and the ALA's spokesperson "Gladys Stoutbottom" is quoted.

What's your favorite joke? Here's 500 That You Might've Missed

If you're reading this one at work, you might want to skip it, because a) you'll spend the next 2 hours reading it, and b) you'll end up laughing out loud at least a few times.
Over on The Dilbert Blog, Scott Adams has asked his active readers to post their favorite jokes. The result is About 500 really funny jokes. The one that made me laugh the loudest (so far):
"A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later, there's a knock on the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail looks up and says 'What the hell was that all about?' "

This may, in fact, be the purpose of the Internet

I must agree with Cory Doctorow, This may, in fact, be the purpose of the Internet. My all-time favorite xkcd is Chess Photo. As Cory puts it: "The gag is that a prankster is gluing down his chess-pieces so that he can get on a roller-coaster, sit in the front seat, and be photographed deep in concentration over a gnarly chess-problem while behind him the rest of the coaster's riders go berserk. Now xkcd fans are submitting photos of themselves doing just this (pictured here, "Jared Meadows and Renea Campbell at King's Dominion") -- including one incredible shot of an Army captain in full camou on a military helicopter."

Stephen Colbert: Libraries Are For Cowards

EW.com Has An Interview with Stephen Colbert on his new book:
"Actually, I'd buy it first. And then I'd read it. No libraries, okay? Libraries are for cowards. No free rides. The book is for heroes, and the heroes are the people who buy the book. Don't lend the book."

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