Student patron: Do you have laptops?
Student aide: Yes.
Student patron: Excuse me, but are they, like, shitty?
Student aide [without missing a beat]: Yes.
Honest and to the point, our kids are.
Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)
WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG
(via fadeastride)Do I smell some Shakespeare cross-over fan fiction?
I made society6 page!
Librarians in movies, holiday edition
There’s an article from Bitch Magazine that complains about the sad, ugly, spinster librarian stereotype as portrayed in It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s gone around before, and you may have read it. Now, as a librarian, you may expect me to complain about this stereotype as well and talk about how epic it is to be a librarian with a ring on it or not. (It is, I assure you.) But—and I’m sure I’m about to be skewered by librarians and non-librarians alike—but I kind of loathe this movie entirely and think that’s Mary would be better off single not because she’s a librarian, but because George Bailey is such a bitch.
And, really? Look at this. I’m in a happy relationship with a seriously good egg who is not miserable to me and everyone else, and I’m pretty sure I’d appear pretty tolerable had I never met him. I’d bet this is true for many people.
Also, in case you thought I would backpedal on my above statement and apologize for my attack on such a beloved film: I hate It’s a Wonderful Life. George Bailey is a bitch. I would like to punch him in the face. …And there go several friendships, including the significant other I previously praised.
In case this portrayal of the poor spinster librarian upsets any of you tumblrarians out there, soothe your souls with an image from The Desk Set, showing some librarians being absolutely fucking fabulous: