Flimsy Sanity: Amusing Rebellion

Flimsy Sanity

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Amusing Rebellion

Biologists Helping Bookstores is a blog about a guy (or it might be a woman) who goes to bookstores and moves books into their proper places on the shelves such as reshelving Intelligent Design books to the religious section rather than the science section. I think we should all help him right this wrong and I am heading to our chain bookstore tomorrow morning.

By the way, libraries are plagued by losses of their books on liberal topics because right wingers check them out and "lose" them. Although the patron will pay to replace them, they know it takes quite awhile to reorder and process the books and they are thus kept out of free circulation for a good portion of the books usually short window of popularity.


  • At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous sister anan said…

    When i used to hang out with my feminist buddies at the womens' bookstore, every once in a while we'd have some wild-eyed fomenter come storming in yawping 'Where's the Anarchist Cookbook? I need it RIGHT NOW!'

    (evidently looking to shake some mommies up)

    Thenceforth would issue a long diatribe about the length and breadth of what was about to be destroyed etc.

    Us large old cows wouldn't even look up; just point down the aisle to the Recipe section, with some quiet rejoinder about watching out for the ingredients on page 39, 'as it just might blow your wee fingers off when you take it out of the oven.'

    Then we would giggle when he went a'lookin' down where we'd pointed.

    Personally, i'd have filed that one under R for 'Rethought' in the deep circular shelf.

    I have heard about the right wing culling in libraries, but mostly in the form of 'slicing' out pages of disagreeable opinion.

    Seems like a feeble way to win an argument, eh wot?

  • At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When I was a kid, I worked in the school library for a mean old bat (that even cut any breast pictures out of National Geographic). When she bought a new card catalog cabinet, she had me transfer the cards to the new one. I labeled one drawer PEE to PIZ and no one ever discovered it but it made me laugh.

    Subversion is fun.


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