Friday, June 13, 2008

Blog names

Found this morning via local blogger Erin, a nice blog called "a Slice of Pink."

I can just stop the post right here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Oh yeah? you're a jerk-off too!

I'm sure meesha v. is sorely disappointed in his homelanders as they suffered a debilitating defeat at the hands of the Spanish national team in last night's Euro 2008 match. Now, I don't keep up with soccer (aka football) at all, much less European soccer, but I did watch the match. So, imagine my delight when I heard ESPN commentators repeatedly referring to a Russian player as "Jerk-off."

Of course his name is Yuri Zhirkov, which just makes it even better. Zhirkov comes from a family of excellent footballer including brothers Luka Zhirkov and Sacha Zhirkov, sister Woina Zhirkov, and father Pieter Zhirkov. Not to mention his distant cousin, Yakov Zhirkov.

It turns out that Yuri is an excellent player, known for his creativity and footwork. Don't take my word for it, check out the video below which highlights his niftiness.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dirty Librarians

Over at a pretty good library blog called A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette I noticed a post about Library-themed double entendres. There are lots of suggestions in the comments, unfortunately most of them are pretty lame ( as in "I'd like to check her out!")

Probably the best of the bunch was "You'll find him shelved at HQ450" which I know is incredibly dorky, but I'm all over it.

Another good one:

"Can I interest you in some Longfellow or Cummings?"

I love this because it reminds me of one of my favorite Rodney Dangerfield quips from the 1986 comedy smash Back to School which I saw in the theater thank you. Upon learning that Sally Kellerman's character is an English professor, Dangerfield replies "English! Maybe you can help me straighten out my Longfellow."

Anyhow the two people who read this blog may or may not know that I am a librarian by trade. Here are some things that librarians say on a daily basis.

"Can you come down here so I can check you out?"

"May I put a hold on that for you?"

"I'm going in the back room to discharge some stuff from the drop-box"

"Just put it in the slot"

And lastly "Boolean operator" sounds kinda dirty doesn't it?