everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious

August 12, 2013 § Leave a comment


With each store taking up enough space for 2.5 football fields, Walmart’s use of more than 698 million square feet of land in the U.S. is one of its biggest environmental impacts. But at least one of those buildings has been transformed into something arguably much more useful: the nation’s largest library.  read more

SCAN: [insert literary reference]

FILMMAKER: I’m going to tell you a story about a pianist. AUDIENCE: Oh, good: I wonder what happens to her! FILMMAKER: But first, before I do, I will take pains to reassure you that the actor you see portraying the hero can actually play the piano

October 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Why do libraries hang on to stuff this old? Anyone who has read at least a handful of posts knows that I am usually a screaming banshee of librarian insanity when I run into old career materials. How can you serve an under-employed community when this is what you have to offer? Please, for the love of all that is library science, do not give me the speech “if we weed it, we won’t have anything.” I hate to tell you this, but you already have nothing except a big pile of firewood.  read more

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