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Monday, November 27, 2006

Library Find of the Day

I was helping a student find books on the future of the government for a research project. Being a librarian (and a nerd) I was very excited to find a book in my catalog called Future Government: Our Future World. Then I got to the shelf and found this:



Well, ok. So it shows the government flying around in a spaceship. So what? It could happen, right? Maybe this book would be a wealth of information! Boy, was I ever right. When I opened it up to find a description, I found an excellent synopsis right in the front cover.



Eh? Futurists, you say? Were they predicting that hairstyles and mustaches like this would remain in fashion, or that they would make a resurgence in the twenty-first century? God, I hope the latter.



The book also contained a few gold nuggets of information. For example, on page 36: "The worst thing that man has ever invented is war. The one area that everyone hopes will never be touched by war is outer space." So true, so true. After all, when our future governments are run by the crew from the Star Trek Voyager, we won't want them to be in danger of space missiles.



I learned one other thing from this book: in the future, all global issues will be solved by arm wrestling. Good to know.

7 Comments:

Anonymous alyndabear rocks hardcore!

Hahaha!

That is CLASSIC. The joys of books.

2:53 PM

 
Blogger Awesome Mom rocks hardcore!

That is a great book! I wonder where I can get a copy, I need a good laugh now and then.

3:03 PM

 
Blogger Ween rocks hardcore!

That rocks! Nothing like the school library to find treasures like that.

What year was it published?

3:55 PM

 
Blogger Michael rocks hardcore!

you know i worked at a library for two years? i did the UR library website. not a good experience, but then again, i had two horrible managers, and neither of them were librarians. they never let me actually design anything, despite the fact that i had more experience then both of them combined. i hope a meteor hits that place.

it also didn't help that all the librarians were centigenerians. no joke, in the time i was there, at least two people had celebrations for working at the library for 50 years.

10:26 PM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Mike, please do not think that your UR experience was indicative of librarians everywhere. I know for a fact that there are quite a few awesome librarians out there!

Sometimes my days are filled with joy when I stumble across books like this scattered about my inherited collection.

8:20 AM

 
Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

that last image would make a sweet t-shirt.

10:12 AM

 
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Kirsten- I have a screen printer! Think up a caption for it....

8:54 AM

 

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