Humor

Monday Humor

I saw this library joke and thought you guys would like it:
One morning a chap went up to the counter in the library and asked the
librarian, \"Have you got any books about committing suicide?\"
The librarian said, \"Yes. Take a look over there, somewhere on the middle
shelf.\"
The chap came back a few moments later and said, \"I can\'t find any at all.\"
The librarian replied, \"Yes, it\'s awful. The swines never bring \'em back!\"

Mixed marriage

Brian from librarism.com writes \"

Chicago Tribune writer Julia Keller Talks about the mixed marriage of Laura and Dubya Bush: She\'s a reader, he ain\'t. \"

George W. Bush pointed out that he and William F. Buckley Jr. both attended Yale. \"He wrote a book there,\" Bush said. \"I read one.\"

How many librarians does it take......?

Whoa!! Two humor pieces in a row! A friend (thanks Denise) sent me this story from Yahoo a few days ago, but I forgot to post it here. It seems that a library in the UK had to close for a bit while they changed some 300 lightbulbs. I guess we now know the answer to that long asked question.\"The answer is five days and a team of electricians if the bulbs that need changing happen to be in Peckham Library.

The question which has amused generations of schoolchildren and adults alike has finally been answered by Southwark council. It has closed the £4.5 million library - which opened last May - while its 300 light bulbs are replaced by a team of four workers.\" -- Read More

Shhhh...don\'t you know this is a bar

I put this one from the National Post in the humor category, because it put a smile on my face. There is a bar in Toronto called the Munster Hall Pub where talking is not allowed for two hours on Sundays because they watch a British Soap Opera. It\'s pretty ironic that libraries are getting more and more loud and pubs/bars are getting quiet.\"No one does talk, or even whispers, during the show. It\'s like being in a library. \'\'It is strange,\'\' says Mr. Hamilton. \'\'But in my family -- there\'s eight of us -- you just know not to call during Coronation Street.\" -- Read More

Fun Book Links

I found a couple interesting book links on Memepool this morning.


The is a Yahoo! Club called Book Hell, \"It\'s Where Bad Books Go When they DIE!!!\", devoted to the collecting of obscure, esoteric and otherwise weird books.


Then there is the BOOK HAPPY World of Weird Books (the former site of the Kooks Museum).

The Real Thing: Democracy as a Contact Sport

Here is an article by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, of Focus on the Corporation fame, about the recent donation of 20,000 Coke ads to the Library of Congress. They attended the reception at the Jefferson Building, questioned the use of a public library to promote junk food, were thrown out and told never to return. I guess it was their physical removal that prompted them to title the story The Real Thing: Democracy as a Contact Sport.


The Thomas Jefferson quote in the article is wonderfully ironic: \"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws our country.\"

Reader\'s Digest Librarian Jokes

Readers Digest Laughline has 10 Librarian Jokes that are funny.

Feel free to add your own here.

Snappy Librarian Comebacks

The SLA WCC has a bunch of \"Snappy Librarian Comebacks\" that are quite good!



InDUHvidual: \"What do we need a library for now that everything\'s free on the Web?\"


Snappy Librarian: \"Would you like to bet your career on that? I\'m betting mine that you\'re wrong!\"


InDUHvidual: \"Everything\'s free on the web.\"


Snappy Librarian: \"Yeah, but so is garbage. I’m not going to quit buying my food at the supermarket and just pick through the neighbour\'s compost heap. Every once in while you find something of value at the side of the road – but it’s not a tenet to live or run our company by.\"

Are You Intolerant?

While I anxiously await issue #5 of The Intolerant Librarian you can check out issues 1-4. With headlines like these, you know it\'s good!

\"ALA Expects controversy over new JK Rowling Book: Harry Potter and the Magical Dancing Penis \"


\"Bookmobile 2000 Kills Commies, Spreads Literacy.\"


\"Stupid Librarian almost ruins Frat Party.


And My Favorite:

\"\"Intolerant Librarian\" now listed on Infoseek, Thus Assuring It Will Never be Found.\"

www.virtue.nu/intlibrarian

Open Source Bible

Here\'s a funny one from BBSpot on the new \"Open Source Bible\". It seems the pope does not like it, he\'s too \"busy dealing with all the flamers\".


They even include the Sourceforge page!

Note:For this to be really funny, you need to understand what Sourceforge really is.

\"The biggest complaint about the Bible has been about the numerous variations of the book. Therefore the project\'s main goal is to unify the different versions of the Bible into one coherent work.\"

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