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
"One day I’m going to be….. a pirate. Or a librarian. They both run around, like, doing strange things that nobody else can see, until suddenly [screams and flails arms wildly] AHA!!!!….. and then you know. Either a pirate or a librarian has been here, and it’s good. So good. Better. I like that. That’s what I want to be."

When a librarian overhears a rather innocent question from a parent to a child, which evolves into a complete validation of his career choice (via whenalibrarian)

Some members of the first generation of television owners would always remain clothed in front of the TV, lest the newsreader see them in their altogether.

Now we all have webcams on our computers, which are occasionally commandeered by government spy agencies.

I guess this is one of the few examples of ’50s thinking being ahead of its time.

librariansoul:

twcwelcomecenter:

In case you haven’t heard, BookRiot is the fucking ish. 

Unsurprisingly, the book snobs showed up en masse to comment on this piece.

So many people love to say shit like this to me because they think where I work means I’m already on their side.

nprbooks:

pewinternet:

Did you know: Technology users are generally library users. A common narrative is that Americans are turning away from libraries because of newer technology, but the data shows that most highly-engaged library users are also big technology users. In fact, members of the high engagement groups are more likely to use the internet than lower engagement groups.
A new way of looking at public library engagement in America: http://pewrsr.ch/1iZCrUb

So basically, library lovers have all the fun. 

nprbooks:

pewinternet:

Did you know: Technology users are generally library users. A common narrative is that Americans are turning away from libraries because of newer technology, but the data shows that most highly-engaged library users are also big technology users. In fact, members of the high engagement groups are more likely to use the internet than lower engagement groups.

A new way of looking at public library engagement in America: http://pewrsr.ch/1iZCrUb

So basically, library lovers have all the fun. 

via nprbooks

Crazy article about how making robots a little less efficient makes them easier to relate to. I could go full Geoff Manaugh and wax poetic about behavioral tics and our need for the pointless, but the bit that caught my attention was the sentence that went “The team asked 30 students to assess conversations with … robots programmed to act like librarians” — uh, what? Are they programmed to disagree with policy changes? Forward weird emails about cats? Sigh huffily before telling the hundredth person where the bathrooms are?

fantagraphics:

libraryjournal:

Happy Friday!

Peanuts

This exact strip hangs on my refrigerator (same date and all).

fantagraphics:

libraryjournal:

Happy Friday!

Peanuts

This exact strip hangs on my refrigerator (same date and all).

Anonymous asked: how to be punk?

shakespeareandpunk:

no one can tell you how to be punk i don’t think but here are some guidelines:

  1. be aggressively nice and kind to every one you meet
  2. apologize when you know you’ve fucked up
  3. don’t apologize for being you or doing what you want to do unless it hurts someone else
  4. listen to other people
  5. don’t be afraid to make yourself heard
  6. listen to whatever music you want to listen to and don’t let anyone tell you it’s not good enough (this also applies to other things in your life)
  7. don’t tell anyone else their music isn’t good enough (this also applies to other things in their lives)
  8. dye your hair crazy colors
  9. don’t dye your hair crazy colors
  10. respect every one until they give you a reason not to
  11. buy a (p)leather jacket if it’s $500 or it’s $5 who gives a fuck it’s a leather jacket, seriously this one is a requirement
  12. take selfies, self-love is super punk
  13. like and comment on other people’s selfies, self-love feels like a risk
  14. tip all service workers and be ridiculously nice to the people who make your food, pick up your garbage, ring up your groceries, etc.
  15. the point of punk is that it is inclusive
  16. the point of punk is that it is inclusive
  17. anybody can be punk unless you’re a racist, sexist, cis-sexist, homophobic, classist, elitist asshole if you are any of those things you will never be punk idc how many leather jackets you own or whether or not you’ve been to warped tour
  18. leather jackets really do help tho