04 April 2007

Concerning Chicago, Coyotes, Clark, Cameraderie, Cameras, Cinema, & Comics

Chicago. The Windy City.

Apparently, it's also a City of Coyotes. I've no idea if the canine in question ever found the Frozen Roadrunner on a Stick.

Bob Clark, the genius director of A Christmas Story, Porky's, Rhinestone, and other classic and not-so-classic films has died. Sadly, it looks like he and his son were killed in a head-on crash with a drunk driver.

I went to Pub Quiz last night. What with a lot of my weeknights this month already being filled up with various functions I have to attend, I decided I needed a little fun. The team I was on won first place. The winnings were enough to pay for my chocolate pie (yes, I had pie, and I'm on a diet) and diet coke as well as leave a tip, and that's what I did.

I was working at the library tonight. I swapped nights with a co-worker. I had been working on interlibrary loan projects for the most part this afternoon as well as going through some magazine volumes that recently returned from the bindery. I'll be heading off to Hattiesburg tomorrow after work.

I got a card from Lauren Rogers today concerning...

Oriental Mystique: A Night of Asian Splendor -- Friday, April 20, 2007

Rogers-Green House
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
$50.00 per person

Join us for a special night of lively music, food and spirits. A benefit for the Rogers-Green House, sponsored by the LRMA Guild of Docents & Volunteers.

It sounds like it could be fun, but it's something I think that could be more fun if I had a date and there aren't many women I know who would be interested in traveling two hours in order to attend this little shindig.

I noticed that one of the museum's upcoming exhibitions is Linda McCartney's Sixties. It looks like it could be interesting. I'll have to see it this summer.

Lastly, surfing the net, I noticed this note at Variety.com.

Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Mark Burton to pen the bigscreen adaptation of James Turner's comicbook "Rex Libris," about an everyday guy who becomes part of a secret sect of librarians who battle forces of darkness in chasing down overdue or stolen books.

Looks like I'll have to read the comic.


At 06 April, 2007 10:42, Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Good link about the sheriff in Forrest County, library guy.

Topiary Cow is just disappointed that Rex Libris thinks librarians actually have much to do with overdue books and fines.

That is usually the purview of the clerks, not the professional staff.

There are a lot more interesting plot lines they could have followed. But, since they probably don't know the difference between a degreed librarian and support staff, and probably didn't bother to talk to any librarians, plots about overdue fines are the best we can hope for.

Well, Topiary Cow hasn't read this comic, and maybe it's better than it sounds.

All she can say is, in the Land of Topiary, Librarians have much more important things to do than worry about fines.



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