… that's a drag:
Our local paper reports
on thousands of "anti-school" bookmarks found in books
at the Dover and Portsmouth Public Libraries, and
also the library of the University Near Here. (SeacoastOnline
the story a few weeks ago.)
The bookmarks advertised the School Sucks Project and
Freedomain Radio, both
hardcore libertarian organizations. One bookmark features an
Mark Twain quote: "Never let your schooling interfere with your
To her credit, Dover librarian Cathy
Beaudoin claims she would have also removed bookmarks that
said "Stop the oil spill in the Gulf".
My observations are pretty much commonplace: (1) The articles underplay the irony of piggybacking on government-supported institutions to get free advertising for one's libertarian cause. (2) It's amazing that the perpetrators of this bit of guerilla promotion managed to slip thousands of bookmarks into shelved items without any librarians noticing it was happening. (3) For the record: it wasn't me.
In semi-related news, our Sunday paper contained the
first glossy notices of retailers' back-to-school sales.
forth an audible moan from the educator who lives with me.
Now that the World Cup is over, have you stopped beating your
Calvin and Jobs rates an offical Pun Salad "Heh!"