Well, we all have busy lives and no mistake.  Sometimes it really is a challenge to get to the gym, but luckily your workout worries are over, for The Betty Glover Library Workout tape (ca. 1987) is here to help.  Tremendous.

Wow, that lady is scary.  Come on you “library desk-potatoes”, one and two, one and two…

Or if you’re really after a bit of physical exercise while you’re in Christchurch for conference, you could always just go for a walk around Hagley Park, hire a bike, or get a visitor’s pass for a local gym.


Sometimes dealing with customers can be very challenging…especially if they’re a bit confused.

I can honestly say that no one has every asked me for that before.  More original than “I’m looking for a book…” I guess.

Stephan Pastis’ Pearls before Swine comic strip below takes a stab at The Patriot Act…and sea anemones.

We all knew that we were “noble creatures” didn’t we?  This charming five minute film gives the 2007 ALA mid-winter conference in Seattle a nature documentary spin.  Particularly chuckle-worthy is the rather droll observation about the reasons for attendance at 43 secs.

Did you recognise any “specimens” that you work with?  And do you think that email is most definitely “a necessity of life”?

What would a librarian’s idea of hell be…if the librarian in question were a chicken? I know I’ve lain awake at night pondering that very question, but no more. Savage chickens has the answer after the jump… (more…)

Look, nobody likes Monday that much do they? Check back here every week for one (possibly tenuously) library-related link of mirth. For our first outing how about a little humour involving weapon-bearing library patrons?