Posts Tagged ‘cool stuff’

Rules of Library Conduct

Scott Douglas writes: “It’s common in the library for me to approach a person doing something that most human beings would consider inappropriate library behavior (such as spitting sunflower seeds on the floor) and ask them to stop. The response is frequently not ‘Okay, sorry,’ but rather, ‘Where does it say that?’ It is for this reason that the rules of conduct at most public libraries around the country are some of the strangest you’ll ever see.

For some really amusing and strange rules posted in libraries around the country, see http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/librarian/38.html


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Mirror, mirror on the wall – who’s the fairest of them all?  Play it again, Sam.   Elementary, my dear Watson. I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto. These phrases have become part of the fabric of our everyday lives – but they’re all actually misquoted from famous movies.

AMC has a great site  which compiles the most familiar of these from 75 years of sound films called the Greatest Film Misquotes.  But don’t just take their word for it – clips are included so you can hear the quotes and the spoofs  for yourself!

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