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No man has ever put his hand up a woman's dress looking for a library card
Line from Joan Rivers to Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show when Johnny commented that men really do like smart women.
Line is mentioned in this article: Joan Rivers, comic without pause
You can also hear Rivers comment to Johnny as part of this NPR story: 'Joan Rivers': Uncut And Unvarnished
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Reading her résumé, you might not suspect Anna Neatrour was part of one of the hottest sensations on the Internet.
She's a married mother of twin toddlers, living in Salt Lake City. Her day job is as a librarian -- specifically, project manager for the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah's Marriott Library. (Next month, she becomes executive director of the Utah Library Association.)
When Neatrour takes off her glasses and starts spinning, though, she magically transforms into -- not Wonder Woman -- but one of The Bureau Chiefs, the folks responsible for the exceedingly funny Twitter feed, Fake AP Stylebook.
"Facing another round a budget cuts for this coming fiscal year, my library had to lay off all of our reference staff, except for me [Brian Herzog]. However, in an effort to continue to meet patron need at the Reference Desk, the library is capitalizing on Massachusetts’ strength in the biomedical technology industry by partnering with biotech firms to create librarian clones. The advantages are numerous:
* multiplying the effect of a library degree
* staff training is streamlined
* communication within the department is excellent
* we all share a single social security number so we also share a single salary"
Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text
"Unable to rest their eyes on a colorful photograph or boldface heading that could be easily skimmed and forgotten about, Americans collectively recoiled Monday when confronted with a solid block of uninterrupted text...Dumbfounded citizens from Maine to California gazed helplessly at the frightening chunk of print, unsure of what to do next. Without an illustration, chart, or embedded YouTube video to ease them in, millions were frozen in place, terrified by the sight of one long, unbroken string of English words."
BoingBoing Pointed the way to this funny because it's true comic: Audiobook DRM versus the patrons of the Cleveland Library. "This installment of the Brads webcomic shows the 22 steps a reader has to take in order to borrow a DRM-crippled audiobook from the public library. A compelling argument for libraries to boycott this stuff."