People send me the best library stuff!
The Confusing Library
The Two Ronnies, being Ronnieful. In a library.
(Thanks, Patrick! You’re right—no Anglophile worth the name should miss the Ronnies!)
A Shanghaied Library—in Shanghai!
My dear friend firstmausi went to China with her family a few weeks ago, and took these photos especially for me:
A self-service kiosk library, right across from where they were staying.
She can’t tell me the scope of the collection, because they’re all in Mandarin, but I’m sure there’s a variety.
I might have been conflicted a bit at this point (Technology=cool! Job Insecurity=bad!),
but the last image saved the day:
This young man, who presumably knows Mandarin, tried for five minutes to get a book out of this machine and couldn’t.
As firstmausi says, “You see, librarians are not replaceable!!!”
“I’ll Fight for the Library”
My husband thinks my laugh is twice as weird while I’m trying not to spray my keyboard
with the ill-advised mouthful of iced tea I took while watching this.
So you might want to put down your glass (and be prepared to adjust the volume slightly).
The establishment is also not responsible for any damage done by enthusiastic, victory air-punches.
(Thanks Jodie—you’re even cooler than advertised)
Speaking of Ninjas . . . .
We’re not hiding from you . . .
We’re hiding from the other patrons . . .
(Found this one myself . . .so to speak)
And Now, Another Classic Muppet Moment
Technically, this isn’t about a wild library,
but it does show two aliens going wild over a book,
and I just couldn’t pass it up:
I like the smell of books, myself, but I guess these guys don’t really have noses, anyway.
(Can’t remember who sent me this one . . . Kev? The Muppet vids are usually yours?)