Thursday, January 08, 2009

Bacon?

The NYTimes blog, Paper Cuts, name-dropped Bibliobuffet today in a post called "Librarian, There's Some Bacon in My Book." Go check it out here. Very funny stuff. As a future librarian I can only hope the breakfast meat is minimal.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the article....ew yuck! LOL

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  2. I saw that article this morning too..hilarious, lol

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  3. My motto is "anything is better with bacon" so I must go check this out!

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  4. Okay, I'm back...maybe not EVERYTHING is better with bacon...I mean, really? Bacon in a book? I think I'd rather eat it while reading. My bacon doesn't last long enough to live in my books!

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  5. lol I really, really hope it's an urban legend. Have you read Free For All? They find some interesting things in the book return drop there...

    It's interesting the difference between my public library here at home (in an upper middle class neighbourhood) and my one at grad school (in a lower middle-to put it generously-class one). I think it also has to do with the fact that Northern California is much more weather-friendly to homeless people than the Rockies, but there are definitely much weirder people at my grad school one!

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  6. That's what I said, Kristina!

    Chris, it is hilarious. I'm trying to decide what I would do if I ran across the bacon. Other than scream.

    Funky, I thought you might change your tune! My bacon doesn't last that long either.

    Eva, I've noticed those differences myself in various public libraries I've been close to. You should definitely try Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian if you want some craaaazy library stories!

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  7. Oh, Eva, it's by Scott Douglass. Guess that might be helpful info, eh? lol

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  8. The knitted bacon bookmark was pretty cool!

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  9. Hmm ... long, flat, and delicious -- I think bacon sounds like the perfect bookmark! The eggs would probably fall out of the book, though.

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  10. That is just so...depressing! Why would anyone do that to a book??? Oh my goodness.

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  11. On a tangentally related note, things found in library books always make for a great starting point for short stories. Or whole series of them, in some cases.

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  12. I gave you a blog award today - thanks for having a great blog, and being a great lady, too!

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  13. I thought so too, Care!

    Dennis, I fear you may be correct. Plus, if they're not cooked over-medium at the very least there's a big mess waiting to happen.

    Heather, you're right. However, I'm thinking bacon-scented books might be the wave of the future.

    Stu, that's a very good point! I love finding goodies. So many possibilities.

    Thank you, Eli! You're a sweetheart!

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  14. I wrote a follow-up column on bacon, not as a bookmark but as part of an exploration on a particular bookmark for a producer of hams and bacon. (Alas, the company disappeared from the history books so I decided to delve deeply, as it were, into bacon. By the time I finished all the links I never wanted to hear the word again or ever think about it. (Bacon cereal? Ewwwwwww!)

    http://www.bibliobuffet.com/content/view/831/195/

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