Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Today is a most glorious occasion, the annual celebration of the Great August Socialist Revolution, aka Shelf Reading Day.

So while us civil servants are tilling the tomes, weeding out decadent Western art, put down the computer & be sure to plant enough rutabagas.

Today's dumbassery is yesterday's dumbassery. Trust me.


thatgirl said...

I'm like an old lady on the Internet and I finally figured out how to use this iPod thingmajig.

Revoke my generation Y card now.

BDR said...

Millennium or Voyager?

In Millennium:

Create List -


That's the easy part. Handing the weed list to fat fucking bibliographers is the fun part. Expecting the fat fucking bibliographers to actually do the work is the foolish part.

Lisa said...

I really resent the fact that you introduce me to new music. The nerve.

Careful in the stacks.

Randal Graves said...

thatgirl, I remember in my day we had Walkmans and we liked it!

BDR, Voyager? More of a TNG/DS9 guy myself. Thank you, thank you.

We've got Millennium, but this is an old fashioned hoedown, less an Official Inventory®: pick a couple of ranges and make sure they're not fucked up.

And everyone (even the director) gets a couple of ranges. I estimate 20-30% do the actual work.

lisa, if you were really my friend, you'd purchase their entire back catalog.

And don't worry, I've got a chainsaw.

Tengrain said...

Graves you swine!

Johnny Cash on depressants?



Liberality said...

Bribing whores with diamond rings? Is that called marriage or what? :D

Okay, I kid, I kid. I'm married ain't I?

I'm weeding kids non-fic. Fun, let me tell ya.

susan said...

I gave up weeding the tomes around here and just put them all in shipping boxes. In a year or two they'll all be new again - the good aspect of an ageing memory.

ps: Good musical choice today.

Demeur said...

Can we see a book burning oh please oh pretty please!
Remember just last week it was burn a Quran day.

Randal Graves said...

tengrain, none more black.

liberality, you said it, not me.

Of course I'm talking about the books. ;-)

susan, that's always a nice feeling, going back to a particular book that you know you've read before, but still feels new, akin to picking out "fresh" lines in a string quartet you've listened to a 100 times.

demeur, patience! My SS threads are still being dry cleaned!

S.W. Anderson said...

Re: Shelf Reading Day. Tried that but greatly prefer books and magazines.

David Barber said...

I'm with S.W. Anderson. I've put shelves up but I've never read one. ;-)

Beach Bum said...

I don't like rutabagas, can I do okra instead?

Tom Harper said...

Oh my God, I've finally connected the dots! We've always been warned that libraries are a communist plot to turn us manly Americans into a bunch of liberal sissies. And now the clincher: that picture is from a library in [gasping for breath] Russia!

The commies have won!

Randal Graves said...

SWA, he's here all week. Enjoy the veal.

david, don't encourage him!

BB, okra? Why not arugula, hippie?

tom, shhh, ancient Soviet secret.

S.W. Anderson said...

"SWA, he's here all week. Enjoy the veal."


Dr. Zaius said...

If you could read the shelf, why would you need the book?