random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  The patrons really got on my nerves today. They were very demanding and not very appreciative.
After a hard day working at the Chicago Public Library.

tagged: libraries, library patrons
  —C Dub, 5/15/1968 - , Cara, on library service, 4/23/92 .

Archive for May, 2004

Verifying Evidentiary Science

Monday, May 31st, 2004

The “problems with fingerprinting” have been highlighted in one recent essay on Slate (Printing Problems – The inexact science of fingerprint analysis by David Feige, 2004/05/27) and one article in the NYT (Can Prints Lie? Yes, Man Finds to His Dismay by Benjamin Weiser, 2004/05/31). The problem with the problems with fingerprinting, though, is that […]

Compassionate Bush

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

Salon.com’s WarRoom blog had this posting on the 14th, based on an LA Times op-ed piece by Lawrence Weschler (registration required, grr). The author goes through the G.W. Bush reelection website. He looks at the various tabs — economy, health care, compassion — and then looks at the compassion tab and the attached photo album. […]

The War President

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

The intense photomosaic of G.W. Bush – comprised of the faces of the dead American servicemembers. Originally published on American Leftist.

Governator vs. Bobble-Head

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

The governator has gone ahead & filed the suit against Ohio Discount Merchandise for making bobble-head dolls, claiming his right of publicity was violated. See the NYT article.

God Inexplicably Fails to Smite US; Pat Robertson Shocked & Disappointed

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Same-sex couples got married yesterday in Massachusetts & somehow the institution of marriage has survived. So far. See NYT, 5/18/2004.

More blowback …

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

More reporting from Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker (2004-05-24 issue, posted 2004-05-15). This one begins by noting: The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret […]


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