Saturday, May 06, 2006

hey hey HEY!!!

WHY oh WHY did NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON tell me that there is, in fact, a whole slew of buttons and t-shirts and magnets all devoted to librarians being pirates?

And apparently one well known librarian once said, "It wasn't so long ago that librarians were seen as pirates. How dare you let people take books for free? And make copies!?!? You are all a bunch of thieves! ... We all run by different rules but we all have the same goals in mind. My only request is that you don your eye-patch, practice your arrrr's and help protect the distribution of information in all its forms."

So ... yeah. I'm going to start (from now on) pretending that librarian pirate is named such not because I am going to be a librarian and I have a silly fascination with pirates ... but because I truly am all about freedom of information. I am - I really am ... I just thought the association between librarian/pirate was subtle ... not ARR! BOOKS! (even though that's my new motto - as my sweeet new banner declares.)

So yeah ...

I so meant that. Because I'm brilliant.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all know you are brilliant, now we also know you are a librarian pirate in truth and well as in fiction!!!

Marcia said...

seriously, darling, you are awesome. Did you try the Johnny Deppo cereal?

naridu said...

if only they weren't such ugly designs I'd grab one in a flash. *totters off to look for pretty librarian designs*

naridu said...

hmmm, I had a wander but couldn't find any better priate librarian shirts, but this one is quite cute. We could maybe put a patch over one of her eyes to pirate it up a bit.

The Tattoed Librarian said...

Librarians as pirates! Too cool.

I like the tee on cafe press that says "Forget the books...check out your librarian." Not that the guys at my library need to be told...they're pretty forward as it is.