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What I’m Listening To: Christmas Island by Leon Redbone.
Finally, what you should be listening to today and tomorrow….… Read the rest
I have, in past postings, referred to our profession as the secular nunnery. Sure; we like to wear black and pray for divine intervention whenever someone asks us for a photograph of a dinosaur, but when you think about it, isn’t being a librarian like being in a gang? The similarities are uncanny:
- Gang members use obscure hand gestures to fellow gang members, signaling their membership.
- Librarians use obscure hand gestures to patrons, signaling they’ll be right with
Not sure why, but yesterday was an alignment of fame planets day (or for Repo Man aficionados out there, a plate of shrimp moment) for the LL: shout-outs in the DailyKos and Wonkette, albeit in comments.
What’s interesting is each example illustrates how Lipstick Librarianness is now shorthand for two views of women: DailyKos reflects the intelligent/hottie thingy view. Wonkette? Smart women who are not dumpy looking. Or dumpy looking no more. But what’s really depressing is that both … Read the rest