Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shiny things


















So pretty.

Somewhere, someone said and/or did something stupid and/or ridiculous and/or gasp traitorous, and I simply must gaze upon and/or listen to its spectacular beauty. In the meantime, know that if I get off my lazy ass, a laziness of such profundity, a veritable abyss of unimaginable slack, you'll be getting a music review or two soon.

Don't you worry, of course it's metal.

Alright, alright, like everyone who's at least barely awake some of the time, I'm not surprised even one-eighth of an iota at this Orwellian Orwellism, save for one pertinent datum point in today's installment: 112 acres of parking? Even we don't have that, and we're a library.


















A fucking library!


But if you'd rather trudge through last week's 179 billion phone calls with a Sipowicz clone instead of Horton Hears A Who! with a sexy librarian, well, it's a free country.

20 comments:

okjimm said...

Nympho Librarian!!! I knew one, once...... boy... could she turn my pages!!

Liberality said...

that's what the hubby tells me anyway ;~)

As for the other issue, yeah, that parking lot is a little beyond ridiculous I'd say.

Demeur said...

Darn I was perusing the stacks looking for that book on quantum physics and I stumble on this!

sunshine said...

I wouldn't want to have to park in that parking lot! Yikes! They almost need a shuttle!

I like the cover of that book! It gives me ideas. :P

((Hugs))
Laura

Tom Harper said...

And we all thought that sterile neighborhood office park was just, uh, offices. Who knew.

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, enjoy the veal!

liberality, I'm telling ya, we're going to need to resort to nudity and booze to get the populace in these hallowed halls.

demeur, I'm sure your comment contains the kernel of dozens of bad pickup lines.

sunshine, there has to be, otherwise, an enterprising sleeper cell could break their clearance between their Toyota and the big, shiny thing! Horrors!

Randal Graves said...

tom, there's your place for the Office Space sequel.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

That Librarian knows how to shelf like a mink. Please don't let your decimal get all Dewey.

Regards,

Tengrain

S.W. Anderson said...

All that asphalt and they couldn't afford any trees? I'll bet a trek to the outer edges is like a march through hell this time of year.

thatgirl said...

DIAMOND Z!

also, there's a complex like that off of Rt 2, near MLK by Bratenahl... lots of barbed wire and general shadiness.

jadedj said...

Where's the nudity and booze?

MRMacrum said...

As I spent an inordinate amount of time in Libraries during those formative years we call our youth, more than once I fantasized about Libraians. Because of this latent fixation, I am going to poach the image. Who says we can't go back.........behind the stacks.

susan said...

It looks like a high-tech Walmart, doesn't it? I bet when they have a customer stampede there it gets really scary.

Beach Bum said...

854,000 workers

Shit, I feel ever so safe with the knowledge we have so many dedicated folks listening to our phone calls and reading our emails.

La Belette Rouge said...

Is it too late to change your blog name to "Nympho Librarian'? You could get even more spam if you did.

BDR said...

Heh!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/07/20/128651136/why-the-next-big-pop-culture-wave-after-cupcakes-might-be-libraries

My favorite game with interviewees is to ask them if their undergraduate degree was English, History, or Art History. 9 out of 10.

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

C'mon, Randal...you know that there's plenty of sex going on in the dusty archives and collection section of the library. That's where all the action is...from what I've heard. Of course, I would never engage in such activities. ;-)

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Randal Graves said...

tengrain, is that a 715.36 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

SWA, have we forgotten that terrorist monkey brigades hide in trees?

thatgirl, Diamond Z is a legitimate business and a pillar of Ukrainia.

jadedj, you don't have the required security clearance.

mrmacrum, we don't have a copy of that book in our collection. Perhaps we're not as sexy as I had assumed.

susan, we're having a rollback on neighbor's phone calls!

BB, it will no doubt help us catch Al-Qaeda #3.

LBR, lo and behold the rest of this comment thread, you are a prophet!

BDR, we better get ready for our fifteen minutes.

At least we'll remain one of the few areas of society where we can look down upon philosophy majors. Let's see you find a job, Plato!

nunly, what's sex, says the married man. Haven't caught anyone in flagrante delicto, but have found more than a few scattered condom wrappers.