Friday, July 24, 2009

book dust drives us insane

I woke up this morning and found two almost identical emails from fellow bloggers from Sharp as a Marble and Snarkybytes waiting in my inbox. They had different subject lines but the body of the messages were identical, a simple link to this post on geekologie.com which includes this video...



The library bookcart drill team world championship at the annual American Library Association meeting. Seriously. (And, no - I would never. They couldn't pay me enough or fill me with enough liquor to get me to be willing to do that.)

I've recently found other evidence of the hijinks that go on during the ALA Conference, which I've been reluctant to post because of its language and um...adult nature. But hey, it's Friday and we're all grownups - you can decide for yourselves if you click that link.

Naughty librarians indeed.

8 comments:

Jeffrey Quick said...

I caught that news of the night life at ALA last week when I was on vacation. Apparently liberalism and libertinism go together. And they just sent me an invitation to join... maybe if I were 20 again.

Top of the Chain said...

My perception of what a librarian should be started to crack when my elementary school librarian stated he enjoyed listening to the Sex Pistols. Then in junior high, the librarian turned me onto Mack Bolan books. Shocker, gun violence and the later books had gun porn on the inside back cover. That alone made me fanboy of H&K MP5's. I know now, H&K, because you suck and we hate you. Finally in high school, the librarian there said I should really turn off Mack Bolan and read Tom Clancy. Now in reading Breda's blog on a regular basis, and this post in particular, I'll never see my local librarian in the same way again.

DirtCrashr said...

My favorite drill-team that comes to mind does their thing at the Isle of Man during TT week on step-through Hondas. :-)

Borepatch said...

I'm sending this link to my mom, who was a librarian. This is awesome.

reflectoscope said...

The British army had a pretty well-sorted motorcycle stunt team for their annual tattoos, until they decided to spend the money encouraging welfare bums to be welfare bums. Oops.

Jim

Starik Igolkin said...

Ahem, the lady that runs on the stage at around 2:45 ... was the pink object she used for microphone what I thought it was?
This should come with tea warning :)

Breda said...

Starik - I had a moment's pause when I saw that pink thing too. But then again, they're librarians, you know ;)

Murgy said...

So, how do librarians REALLY feel about Brandon Sanderson's "Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians"?

Not that I'm asking you to generalize about what the entire (pod) (cart) (SHUSH, that's what you call them, a SHUSH of librarians!) SHUSH feels, of course. :)

There was only 1 copy in the entire Valley of the Sun, at B&N. Conspiracy? I wonder.....

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