Danger, aquarists, danger! » « I’ll be condescending when condescension is deserved Shhhh! We have a new blog around these parts, and it’s by a science librarian. Be quiet and respectful of the other patrons when you visit, and don’t get any fines — he will hunt you down. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Danger, aquarists, danger! » « I’ll be condescending when condescension is deserved
Does this means we should not comment on his blog?
Me and the missus can probably find a quiet corner to fool around in there.
Mr. Bookman says
I’ve seen your type before, Myers. Flashy, making the scene. You and your good time buddies.
Emmet, OM says
NO, JUST THAT YOU MUSTN’T SHOUT WHEN YOU DO.
If All CAPS is shouting how does one whisper?
Is there a specific font for whispering or maybe an opacity filter to make the text almost fade away?
This is normal, YELLING! whispering
Or you could just use <sub> or <font size=”1″>.
You’re doing it wrong.
awwww… the preview gave me subscript
Damnit PZ, the only thing I hate worse than creationists is the stereotyping of librarians. We’re not your grandmother’s shushers.
UGH! That reminds me… I have a library book that is, like, seven weeks overdue. ~__~
Kristjan Wager says
Good to see another addition to ScienceBlogs.
Sadly I notice that Afarensis has closed up shop. He’ll be missed.
Fines? I wouldn’t worry about those.
Naked Bunny with a Whip says
Do I have to wear shoes there? It’s so hard to concentrate on reading with shoes on.
The traditional greeting/welcome is, of course, a quiet oook!
Susan Stanko says
I’ld like to do that.
I have to wonder if this tendency to immediately direct the ravening hordes at new bloggers is a good thing. We don’t want to scare them off, or infect them with Libertarians, or something.
I guess we’d better book….
Sandi Fraction says
I made sure not to dogear the page when I bookmarked it.
I’ll 2nd Matt’s comment. It’s a great disservice to Mr. Dupuis to undermine his new blog with such a trite comment. Take the time to read his bio on his first post. Doesn’t seem to be much there to indicate his role is shushing or imposing fines.
That said, it’s a big pat on the back for librarians that ScienceBlogs is enlightened enough to see the value in bringing on a science librarian.
Yay! Glad to hear there’s someone on SB now that I have something in common with (as opposed to all those people from fields wildly different from my own).
I feel I have to defend PZ a bit, though – not that he needs it, I’m sure.
It’s not like librarians don’t make jokes about the “Shhh!” — we do. When people asked me about what my LibSc final exams entailed, rather than going into detail and watching their eyes glaze over, I usually told them I’d just be asked to say “Shhhh!!!!” in as commanding a tone as possible.
You can only count me in as offended when the “they’re all frumpy and boring” or the “lol, they must know the DDC by heart” clichés come up, though. We may be secret masters of the universe, but we don’t all lack a sense of humour.
Librarians. Preserving the Record.
er, what record?
The Record of Everything . . .
oh, that. whoa.
*and they keep the books in their proper places, allowing them to be easily found. imagine if you could just put them back anywhere. whew.*
nick nick bobick says
Shouldn’t we, of all people, be eschewing invidious stereotypes? Besides, most scit-tech lbraries I have been in (many) it is often the clientele shushing the staff for having too good a time.