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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

In the Library...

Student requested an "Iraqi Bible."

--What, the Bible translated into Arabic?
--No...Uhhh, I'm not sure how to explain it...
--Zoroastrian scriptures?
--Oh, you mean the Koran?
--Yeah! Maybe...

I gave her the call number of our reference copy. Later I asked if the book was what she was looking for. Yes, she said, but if so she must have had only a ready reference question, because she left a couple of minutes later.

The Boss gave Old Curmudgeon a warning; he'll be banned if he continues to curse obscenities at the computer. He has absolutely no patience with Yahoo! Mail.

We've also permanently banned someone for looking at pornographic hair fetish videos online. In reviewing his network password request form our IT Man noticed that his home address is the same as Old Curmudgeon's. Hmm...

Link Dump!

Taiwanese Ministry of Defense urges citizens to give up one milk tea a week to help pay for advanced weapons. A case of misplaced priorities. Update: The government propaganda backfires.

Review of new PKD bio. I'm not sure I understand the concept of "dreamily clinical" prose, but I did relish and agree with the first line.

Basketball film to be shot in Clovis, NM (about an hour and a half from here).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

PKD's "A Scanner Darkly" is coming out as a movie later this year. So the PKD biography is definitely on the list to buy for SPL.



7:01 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Shame on me for not having heard of the "Scanner Darkly" adaptation. I'll have to check out the IMDB entry. Of course I didn't even bother seeing "Paycheck," it looked so cheap, so perhaps I shouldn't get excited about this one.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Linklater's directing! Cool. But Keanu Reeves? At least Winona is in it.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Tiny Little Librarian said...

We have an Old Curmudgeon who swears at Yahoo! Mail, too! :)

4:56 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

I'm sure in the P.L. context a foul-mouthed geezer is a relatively minor annoyance!

12:37 PM  

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