continuants:

cbsundance:

sslibrarianship:

historybyzim:

Orange is the New Black explaining the fun that is the Dewey Decimal System!

we need some READ posters featuring the OITNB ladies

Birding: 598.072

yessssss

"In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:

“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”"

Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided:  How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)

Like that paraphrase of Steinbeck: “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” 

(Source: sociolab)

Introductory Foods, by Barbara Scheule and Marion Bennion.
Not about Gerber products, oddly.

Introductory Foods, by Barbara Scheule and Marion Bennion.

Not about Gerber products, oddly.

zenthing:

When you don’t remain polite, due to rebellion or exhaustion, then they take off the mask and you see all their teeth bared.

Categories: street stalking,
via zenthing
thegirlwhoisthursday:

Note from a patron on their library hold request for A Clash of Kings. Well played.

Ah, another Millennium library. Also, cool note etc., of course.

thegirlwhoisthursday:

Note from a patron on their library hold request for A Clash of Kings. Well played.

Ah, another Millennium library. Also, cool note etc., of course.

"Your library is your portrait."

Holbrook Jackson (via writingquotes)

So I look overfed and underutilized. Good good.

librarianfacts:

Librarians experience a profound sense of guilt when asking patrons to pay their fines - unless the patron tries to wriggle out of a single day’s overdue fee, in which cases librarians may become both supremely inflexible and unbearably smug.

There’s also a specific sort of person who wriggles, and denying them brings special joy.

thingsmagazine:

Inside the Giant Panda Research Centre

The fellow in the doorway seems concerned. “There’s a time when wearing that suit becomes recreational, buddy,” he says. “And why are you taking pictures in it, anyway?”

thingsmagazine:

Inside the Giant Panda Research Centre

The fellow in the doorway seems concerned. “There’s a time when wearing that suit becomes recreational, buddy,” he says. “And why are you taking pictures in it, anyway?”

thenotes:

April 16, 2014

Am finding it inexplicably difficult to sympathize with the insurance-related plight of someone whose vanity plate reads “CORP JET.”

via thenotes

osmuro:

“It’s been around a long time, but it’s still an excellent option.”

-the Internet, Review of a Product

It’s older and therefore decaying and frayed at the edges, composed of rusted parts and a musty smell; it makes a frequent funny squeak and reminds you naggingly of the weird old days in which you wish to feel no connection, but it’s still an excellent option.

It’s been around a long time, long enough to be a part of history, which is to say half dead, petrified, sessile and brittle like a stone medusa on the ocean floor. But it’s still an excellent option.

It’s been around longer than most artists who offed themselves at the peak of their creative careers in order to live on untainted and immortal in our minds, but it’s still an excellent option.

It’s older than you, has experienced more, is actually a father figure that must be displaced and destroyed in order for you to be truly free, but it’s still an excellent option.

via osmuro