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 +3Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013 | re: The Petting Zoo: The Week's Top 10 Animal Videos (18 comments)

i can’t believe how lightly you are all taking the loss of the panda cam. soon.

SOON.

 +2Posted on Apr 18th, 2013 | re: "Keanu And I Both Love Pandas!" (32 comments)

this is just how pandas do.

 -2Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: Snake Chases Workers Manti Te'o Open Thread (115 comments)

Are we done talking about this yet?

 +12Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: The Perfect Crime: Sleeping In The Iowa City Library (65 comments)

Well, libraries tend to be representative of the community they serve, or should at least attempt to. Different communities have different service needs and we’re supposed to tailor to those. Different libraries also have different abilities to provide services and meet community expectations.

By no means is our Main Library quiet. We do, however, offer complimentary earplugs, and provide silent study areas. We don’t ban the use of cellphones, but we do ask people to be courteous, keep their conversations brief and away from others. Cellphone conversations aren’t allowed in the computer area. We have guidelines for expected behavior while in the library and we have procedures for when those expectations aren’t met. I’m not sure how the WoW would be loud – unless your library doesn’t require headphones for sound on the computers.

As for a capella groups — flash mobs, ugh. What can you do? We do provide programming – and if a group comes in and expresses interest in setting up a program, and there’s public interest, we’ll see what we can set up.

I’m sorry your library doesn’t meet your expectations. Perhaps you can contact the Board with your concerns and have them directly addressed?

 +5Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: The Perfect Crime: Sleeping In The Iowa City Library (65 comments)

I’m glad we both showed up to this party.

 +8Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: The Perfect Crime: Sleeping In The Iowa City Library (65 comments)

would that our admin listen to logic like yours.

 +7Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: The Perfect Crime: Sleeping In The Iowa City Library (65 comments)

We’ve got one of those. It plays news. One patron argued about which news it should play, so now we cycle the news channels monthly to be “fair and balanced.” That patron doesn’t even come to the library anymore, and each time I see Faux news on up there I cringe thinking about how we’re supposed to be guiding people to reliable resources.

 +21Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 | re: The Perfect Crime: Sleeping In The Iowa City Library (65 comments)

UGH. We let ‘em sleep until they start snoring. Ya can’t just lay out on the couch though, you guys. Also – ya can’t fall asleep at one of the public computer stations – because that’s a resource other people may want to use. We may come by and make sure you’re breathing, but i could care less if you’re dreaming.

Also – to that guy in the hat at the end of this story who was like, “I guess if it bugs you, you should just go wake them up.” – Hell no, fool! Leave that to us professionals who went to school for this business. Why do you think I got a Master’s degree in Library Science? It’s so I can disrupt your R.E.M. patterns. Seriously, public interacting with the public concerning behavior is never a good idea and usually leads to more behavioral issues. It’s like telling someone how to parent in the grocery store when you don’t have kids.

This is not a good story for libraries and I’m a little ticked off by it. We’re supposed to be a third place – away from work and away from home, where you can be comfortable. This is not welcoming.

Lastly, the preferred method of waking patrons up is to drop a heavy text at arms length onto a flat surface, or accidentally bumping their chair with the book cart.

Carry on.

 +11Posted on Jan 19th, 2012 | re: Look At What Snooki Looks Like (53 comments)

 +3Posted on Nov 30th, 2011 | re: Occupy THIS (25 comments)

er. Migraine. whatever. this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwHpBwAxDIs

 +5Posted on Nov 30th, 2011 | re: Occupy THIS (25 comments)

Wait a minute. That’s the seizure reporter.

 +23Posted on Nov 30th, 2011 | re: Occupy THIS (25 comments)

That was a really good NO.

 +7Posted on Oct 27th, 2011 | re: Ken Jennings Is The 99%? (80 comments)

worlds colliding. mind melting.

 +4Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: Videogum Is Forever, At Least For DS3M (74 comments)

Goodbye anonymity!

 +4Posted on Apr 1st, 2011 | re: Sorry, Ladies, But Jon Hamm Is A Big Old Goof (95 comments)

wow

 +2Posted on Apr 1st, 2011 | re: Sorry, Ladies, But Jon Hamm Is A Big Old Goof (95 comments)

Obviously a goof, look at the cap he’s sportin, AMIRITE Burghy? IMRITE #gotigers #sporrrrrrrrrrrrts

 +20Posted on Apr 1st, 2011 | re: Julian Assange Dancing, Posted Without Commentary (51 comments)

Somewhere out there is probably a video of me dancing. I hope that if it is ever posted on the Internetz, that it is done so without commentary as well.

 +5Posted on Mar 24th, 2011 | re: An Open Letter To Good Morning America Concerning The Chris Brown Situation (180 comments)

I came for the Donna Darko show, stayed for the comments.

 +19Posted on Mar 14th, 2011 | re: UCLA Student Teaches the World About Manners (89 comments)

You had me at “Don’t take this offensively”

 +1Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 | re: This Is NOT A Dog Riding A Scooter (29 comments)

So freaking scared right now. Keep telling myself CGI has just made vast improvements, but…

Can’t figure out why this disturbs me so…

 +24Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 | re: Pandas Teach Us How To Dougie (32 comments)


POP POP

 +9Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 | re: Attention Accident Victims (47 comments)

You just have to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and #dealwithitshades

 +2Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 | re: Attention Accident Victims (47 comments)


Accidents will happen

 +9Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 | re: The "Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall" Medical Breakthrough (62 comments)

This was very Hello, I’m Shelly Duvall

 +2Posted on Jan 25th, 2011 | re: Gwyneth Paltrow Upskirt (283 comments)

but it’s also hilarious, this riot.