If you haven’t heard of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency* before, now is as good a time as any to pay them a visit. Why? Well, there’s a new post in the Dispatches from a Public Librarian series. It’s not exactly a blog, but it is really funny and written by an actual, real-life librarian who has a sense of humor. (They are written by Scott Douglas, and it looks like he’s going to have a book out on March 28th called Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian.) You can click on Dispatch 28 to see the post that I just read, or you can scroll down and start at the beginning with the very first one. Or, if you prefer, you can read about the antics of Traig & McGrath, Shut-In Detectives, should that be more to your taste. 😉
*”Explain McSweeney’s,” I hear you say? Not really easy to do. Let’s try this. Imagine that there is a man named Timothy McSweeney. Imagine he publishes a quirky literary quarterly called McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Sometimes it is published as a hardback book, and sometimes it’s published as three stacks of mail bundled together with rubber bands. And then imagine that this literary quarterly has a website of daily amusements. If you can visualize those things all at the same time, except substituting Dave Eggers for the nonexistent Timothy McSweeney, you’d get the jist of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and its website.