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Game of Thrones library shenanigan

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Not so much a shenanigan as an inaccuracy, and also not so much a shenanigan as a hellish montage of bedpans, shit, and gagging…

On the premiere episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, Samwell Tarly is a lowly book-reshelver and bedpan-emptier in the Maesters’  medieval-style library with chains on the shelves. Nice work, GoT, except your chains are completely non-functional, as this article explains.

Of course, if GoT had shown the chains doing their jobs — keeping the books secured to their shelves — then Sam wouldn’t have had any reshelving to do (and we would’ve had to witness even more bedpan-emptying, which, honestly, would’ve killed me). And more important (spoiler alert), he wouldn’t have had any chance of stealing a book out of the Citadel library and thereby, perhaps, saving everybody in the Seven Kingdoms from certain death at the hands of the White Walkers.

This PBS video shows functioning book chains.

Thanks, Lynne M. Thomas!

July 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

shushing already-quiet people

Um … I’m sorry, everybody. But I had to include this as a library shenanigan. It’s actually like twelve different shenanigans piled together.

Thanks, Marianne Aldrich!

December 16, 2016 at 11:45 am 2 comments

excellent literary prank (even if it’s fake)

Video made by Generic Theater in Virginia in 2011. As this explanatory article says, “Why it’s gone viral four years after the play stopped running is anyone’s guess! The Internet is a strange place.” Thanks, Emily Lloyd!

August 16, 2016 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Love You to Bits library

loveyoutobits-walkthrough-09Love You to Bits is a charming iPad game in which you, a human, visit various alien worlds in search of the far-flung parts of your robot girlfriend. Level 9, The Quantic Library, has rooms that connect and disconnect in unpredictable ways. It also has a pair of creatures who love each other, magic wands, keys that grow out of pots … it’s a wonderful game.

May 18, 2016 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Parks and Recreation library shenanigans

The library in Parks and Recreation is a bad, bad place. In Season 2, Episode 8, we learn that the Pawnee Public Library is “diabolical,” made up of “the worst group of people ever assembled in history.” The librarians are “punk-ass book jockeys” who are “extremely well-read, which makes them very dangerous.”

In Season 3, Episode 4, Ron Swanson’s ex-wife Tammy, a librarian, sends a collection agency after Ron for his supposed overdue book, It’s Not the Size of the Boat: Embracing Life with a Micropenis.

I’m sure there will be more library shenanigans to come, or anyway I hope so, but I’m only partway through binge-watching the series.

 

 

March 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Acme Upstairs Library School

Do you suck at real science? Try library science! From Lisa Genius of the Acme Upstairs Library School. Thanks, Shanon, Lawson!

December 11, 2015 at 11:51 am 2 comments

fake survey is funny

italianWe Asked 22 Librarians About the Most Italian Guy They Ever Had To Find A Book For

This made me laugh so hard. Thanks, Steve Lawson!

December 11, 2015 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

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