Rename DeKalb?

Some of the world’s great cities changed names. New York was New Amsterdam. London was Londinium. Mexico City was Tenochtitlan. So, why stop at brick mania? Why not rename DeKalb? Think of all the jobs we could create by reprinting all of the stationary! What shall we call it?

Yep, file this one under snark. 🙂

Library Investigator

Ah, the good ol’ days, when you didn’t mess with your library and your library didn’t mess with you.

BOOKMAN: You took this book out in 1971.

JERRY: Yes, and I returned it in 1971.

BOOKMAN: Yeah, ’71. That was my first year on the job. Bad year for libraries. Bad year for America. Hippies burning library cards, Abby Hoffman telling everybody to steal books. I don’t judge a man by the length of his hair or the kind of music he listens to. Rock was never my bag. But you put on a pair of shoes when you walk into the New York Public Library, fella.

JERRY: Look, Mr. Bookman. I–I returned that book. I remember it very specifically.

BOOKMAN: You’re a comedian, you make people laugh.

JERRY: I try.

BOOKMAN: You think this is all a big joke, don’t you?

JERRY: No, I don’t.

BOOKMAN: I saw you on T.V. once; I remembered your name–from my list. I looked it up. Sure enough, it checked out. You think because you’re a celebrity that somehow the law doesn’t apply to you, that you’re above the law? Continue reading Library Investigator