Monday, November 21, 2005

More fun with Flickr: librarian trading cards! You can see ours in the pool; if you're a librarian, make your own and add it to the group. (Fd's Flickr Toys also has calendar, badge, and motivational poster options among its many fun features.)

Welcome to life in the 21st century, where you can choose to read the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet via emoticons or text messaging, depending on your preference. I think I like the text messaging option better. If you're reading the full text of classic novels and thinking that perhaps they're not so classic, you can see which Amazon reviewers agree with you. (I do agree with the Faulkner reviewer. Someday I will try again, but I have never really understood Faulkner at all.)

Behold, Stick Figures in Peril! Will no one think of the stick figure stunt workers who risk their two-dimensional lives every day?

And for your arty (if slightly disturbing) quota of the day, I bring you Mouse Angel. I think the Lakshmi mouse is my favorite. (It's Lakshmi, right? Not Kali or Shiva or some other Hindu deity?)


Anonymous said...

When reading the Amazon reviews of some (in my opinion, outstanding) classics, I am reminded of something that my former American History teacher would always say,
"Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, no matter how assinine (sp?) it may be." Catcher in the Rye, Go Tell It to the Mountain, Catch-22 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are great reads. Dickensian novels, on the other, I am not so sure.

Anonymous said...

But you must admit, they nailed Hemmingway! Dinner, drinks, dinner, drinks, I love you, I hate you, dinner, drinks.....