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thepinakes:

The Reference Librarian

See the Reference Librarian and the joys that appertain to her;
Who shall estimate the contents and the area of the brain to her?
See the people seeking wisdom from the four winds ever blown to her,
For they know there is no knowledge known to mortals but is known to her,
See this flower of perfect knowledge, blooming like a lush geranium,
All converging rays of wisdom focussed just beneath her cranium;
She is stuffed with erudition as you’d stuff a leather cushion,
And her wisdom is her specialty — it’s marketing her mission.
How they throng to her, all empty, grovelling in their insufficience:
How they come from her, o’erflooded by the sea of her omniscience!
And they know she knows she knows things — while she drips her learned theses
The percentage of illiteracy perceptibly decreases..
Ah, they know she knows she knows things, and her look is education:
And to look at her is culture, and to know her salvation.

From The Song of the Library Staff by Sam Walter Foss (1906), h/t to Orion the Coffemaker. Illustration by Merle Johnson.

awesomeness

thepinakes:

The Reference Librarian

See the Reference Librarian and the joys that appertain to her;

Who shall estimate the contents and the area of the brain to her?

See the people seeking wisdom from the four winds ever blown to her,

For they know there is no knowledge known to mortals but is known to her,

See this flower of perfect knowledge, blooming like a lush geranium,

All converging rays of wisdom focussed just beneath her cranium;

She is stuffed with erudition as you’d stuff a leather cushion,

And her wisdom is her specialty — it’s marketing her mission.

How they throng to her, all empty, grovelling in their insufficience:

How they come from her, o’erflooded by the sea of her omniscience!

And they know she knows she knows things — while she drips her learned theses

The percentage of illiteracy perceptibly decreases..

Ah, they know she knows she knows things, and her look is education:

And to look at her is culture, and to know her salvation.

From The Song of the Library Staff by Sam Walter Foss (1906), h/t to Orion the Coffemaker. Illustration by Merle Johnson.

awesomeness

(via librawrian)

#caphesuada #trungnguyen #Vietnam #coffee #craven #Hanoi #tucsonaz #az #arizona with all due respect my American brothers and sisters, this is the only way to make coffee. Thank you Lee Lee’s. (at the adams rectory)

#caphesuada #trungnguyen #Vietnam #coffee #craven #Hanoi #tucsonaz #az #arizona with all due respect my American brothers and sisters, this is the only way to make coffee. Thank you Lee Lee’s. (at the adams rectory)

Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. It teaches the value of personal reflection, how life’s most painful moments can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of human nature, and just what is possible when optimism and determination combine to overcome tough odds. Caged shows how the pursuit of two seemingly disparate passions helped a struggling boy blossom into a simple man. The result is a literary and lyrical philosophical journey into the heart and mind of a modern-day warrior.

(via Obama should have listened to Paul Krugman)
Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman gestures during his speech at a forum in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2009. Although the global economic downturn was stabilizing, the stability was at a very low level, and a recovery was still very far ahead, Paul Krugman, Princeton Universitys Nobel Prize-winning economist, said at a forum in Shanghai Tuesday (May 12, 2009).(Imaginechina via AP Images) (Credit: Dycj - Imaginechina)

(via Obama should have listened to Paul Krugman)

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman gestures during his speech at a forum in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2009. Although the global economic downturn was stabilizing, the stability was at a very low level, and a recovery was still very far ahead, Paul Krugman, Princeton Universitys Nobel Prize-winning economist, said at a forum in Shanghai Tuesday (May 12, 2009).(Imaginechina via AP Images) (Credit: Dycj - Imaginechina)

islawmix:

Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.

The Saudi royals and Rupert Murdoch are bffs. The BBC? The Saudis own Fox News. And they obviously don’t give a shit. Keep the $$$$ flowing. Do what you like with our women.  

islawmix:

Maybe we can finally get rid of that BBC stock image of ‘veils of Muslim world’.

The Saudi royals and Rupert Murdoch are bffs. The BBC? The Saudis own Fox News. And they obviously don’t give a shit. Keep the $$$$ flowing. Do what you like with our women.  

(via lantur)

#Vietnam #hudabeer #saigonbeer #onepillarpagoda #lemat #gururinpoche #padmasambhava #tucsonaz #hue #tucson I’m missing all my friends in Vietnam. Wish I were there. (at the adams rectory)

#Vietnam #hudabeer #saigonbeer #onepillarpagoda #lemat #gururinpoche #padmasambhava #tucsonaz #hue #tucson I’m missing all my friends in Vietnam. Wish I were there. (at the adams rectory)

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The happy gangster.

The happy gangster.

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