April 30, 2010

“I remixed a remix, it was back to normal…”

Filed under: Books, Librarian, News Articles, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 4:32 pm

Well, turns out that the boss did get turned around due to volcano ash as I hypothesized last week, so thankfully things can go back to normal tomorrow. (And yes I say tomorrow, Saturday, since poor little yours truly drew the short straw and has to sit bored silly on her ass all day answering the same Journalism essay questions 50 times. And campus pizza isn’t even open. Fail.)

Anyway, here’s the fun I got up to this week since I could delegate crappy jobs to others and since none of my friends were talking to me while I was the boss…

1) Unless you want people to think you’re a cannibal, PROOFREAD PROPERLY! (Reminiscent of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror – “there’s still MORE space dust on this book…”)

2) And everyone says we librarians have no sense of humour… oh wait. (Actually, long time readers know I’m a great fan of the passive aggressive note in whatever situation, not necessarily just libraries. Just sort of has a nice poetic sense to it there…)

3) Finally YouTube: and while I can’t make my mind up whether Glee is grin-inducing awesome or yawn-inducing boring (seems to change week to week!) I do love a well-done mashup. And this one? Winner – works very very well!


April 20, 2010

“Don’t blame the boss. (S)He has enough problems.”

Filed under: Animals, art, Celebrities, Librarian, movies, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:09 pm

Okay, so for the next 4 weeks while my boss is away (in theory away – she was going to France, she may turn around and come home if she can’t get there and all this will be a moot point anyway) I am THE BOSS! And it is, frankly, quite terrifying. All these people who were my good friends are now somehow beholden to hate me – but only for the next 4 weeks. Then we’ll be super friends again. Sheesh.

Anyway, you all still love me, so here’s your reward for the week…

1) Even celebrities have guilty-but-not-thoroughly-researched pleasures… Mr Keith Richards, I will  gladly swap you, and then after you answer the same dumb first-year management assignment question fifty frickin’ times see if you’re still keen!

2) Art. Politics. Dacshunds. What a combo! Not sure entirely what the artistic point this is, but Dacshunds can be nasty little buggers, it should be quite fun to watch (hey, maybe that IS the artistic point!)

3) Only been waiting SINCE I WAS 13 for this film to be made!!!

April 6, 2010

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Filed under: Australia, history, Librarian, movies, Travel, Uncategorized — liberrydwarf @ 7:28 pm

Happy Easter, chickens! Hope you’ve enjoyed your Four Days of Play! (This is how a certain evil empire brown caffein-y soft drink company decided to sell the idea of drinking their drink all through the Easter long weekend. Amazingly, been browsing the blogosphere for backlash from outspoken religious types, and there doesn’t appear to be any. Don’t know if that’s perhaps the most disturbing thing of all…)

Anyways, if you’re not in insulin shock from too much sugary goodness already, here are some sweet treats for you:

1) Absolut Vodka has made Where The Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze’s 35-minute short film I’m Here available online for free in its entirety. A librarian falls in love with a robot and together they learn about sacrifice… (You’re welcome!)

2) From the blog that brought you The Aeneid on Facebook – OMG it’s World War II on Facebook! (Note: if you’re a student and you use this to write a history essay, you get everything you deserve…)

3) Finally, we’re always quick to make super-fun of ourselves here in Australia. Moreso to make fun of our government. Particularly where large sums of money are involved. Now, as a (very speedily done, mind you) parody followup to our new “there’s nothing like Australia” tourism campaign, seems this site agrees that indeed this is the case: but not for the reasons you’d think…

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