At the Ref Desk (4/25/17): Someone calls but when I pick up the phone all I get is background noise -- people talking, etc. Did he or she just sit on their smartphone and dial out accidentally? Interesting jumping off point for a work of fiction... [more...]
Subscribe to RSS - Half-Serious

Half-Serious

Logical Next Step

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 5/16/16 (11:18pm)

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Topic: 

Frosty Takes a Dive

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 12/13/14 (5:58pm)
Topic: 
Location: 
Institution: 

'Selfie' - At the Reference Desk

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 3/15/14 (10:44am)

Everyone's doing it...

Location: 
Institution: 

We Want 'Addison the Cub'!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/15/14 (4:52pm)

So the dude's name is 'Clark'? Why that? Why not 'Addison'? This is so unfair! Outrageous! -- A message from the East-West Over North-South Local Justice Committee. (more here)

Institution: 

Proceeds of the day

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 10/18/12 (7:52pm)

At the Reference Desk (actually in the workroom):

  1. OMG! 'Students Help Yourselves'? So unfair! What about us starving non-students? Strike! Strike!
  2. Then I turn to the table and see this wonderful home-made cake!
  3. Then a student brings over a burrito from some event just outside the library! At the same time, someone from Access Services says they've got a bunch of trays from yet another event and could I help clear them out? Are you kidding? Here's a picture of the final haul. It's too much!
Institution: 

File under 'e-Syllabi'

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 8/28/12 (4:23pm)

MPOW: When you're taking a class, on the first day of the term, they hand you a 'syllabus' which outlines the topics you'll be covering, the textbooks you'll need, etc. Traditionally it's been on paper -- though I can imagine one being completely online. That's good since apparently there's nobody else who can put together such a system for one of the bigger schools here. Thank God, I've got nothing else to do...

On HTML5, CSS3 & Human Evolution

Submitted by Leo Klein on Fri, 5/11/12 (9:37am)

Went to sleep looking at new web template; Woke up noticing that one of the div's (i.e. sections) wasn't aligning properly; Reached over to laptop near bed and right-clicked for 'inspect element with Firebug', got information about the styling markup.

And then I thought: Is this what one million years of evolution has brought us to?

Facebook Issues Me a Stern Warning

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 4/9/12 (10:56pm)

If your comment is irrelevant or inappropriate, you may be blocked from commenting on public posts.  Please review your comment before posting.
I got a stern warning from Facebook telling me that I might be "blocked from commenting on public posts" if I went through with posting the following strong words on a post originally by Tony ('Maakies') Millionaire about chickens being found with caffeine in their feathers:

As someone who in a former life actually was a chicken, I'd like to strongly object to the arrogant assumption by pampered human beings with double vowels in their names that chickens don't appreciate coffee. We do! In fact, it's common knowledge that coffee beans were first plucked out of the soil by enterprising chickens -- long before humans even stopped swinging in trees.

Give Me a Chicago Butt - Or No Butt at All!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 7/19/11 (10:55am)

You know, when we look up the dress of a 26-foot statue in the middle of downtown, we have every right to expect the butt we see there to scream, 'Chicago' from cheek to cheek.

So if they ever do this again, I suggest they use Mrs. O'Leary maybe or Oprah Winfrey -- clad of course in nothing but a bra and girdle. That way they'll have someone with connections to Chicago (finally) while still appealing to boys in 5th grade.

Location: 

Devastating News from Amazon

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 2/5/11 (9:10am)

Wonderful! Look what Amazon's recommending to me. Not only do they think I'm a vegan but an overweight vegan at that. I'm devastated.

amazon_veganist.png

Topic: 
Institution: 

Pages