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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:25 PM
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New Librarian Action Figure
This new doll brings its finger to its mouth and shushes people. Are librarians right to get upset about this stereotype? But more importantly, who would you like to give this action figure to (or use it on)?
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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:27 PM
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1. Is this LBN..if so , do you have a link?
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:30 PM
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2. Believe it or not. There is a link.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:32 PM
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3. The Librarian Action Figure would be better depicted as
fighting the Patriot Act.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:36 PM
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4. sounds like an idea
:toast:
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:38 PM
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5. love it!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 08:15 PM
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9. Actually, the figure is based on a real librarian who is well known
Edited on Sun Sep-07-03 08:17 PM by blondeatlast
as a Patriot Act fighter. In appearance, she is very much the stereotype but not in actions.

The only person she would probably shush is Asscroft. And Bush, and Rove, and . . .

Edit: Planning to give to many of my librarian friends! I'm a big, big Archi McPhee fan anyway.

Tiki Heaven!
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 08:16 PM
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10. Excellent idea. It would more accurately portray the true spirit
of a librarian.
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FauxNewsBlues Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:39 PM
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6. Librarians can be dangerous
Why I heard there was this librarian from Midland, Texas who ran over her ex-boyfriend and killed him when she was 17. I wonder what ever happened to her.
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Brucey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 05:44 PM
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7. She's been
sent to Iraq, given a Hummer, and pointed in the direction of some civilian protesters. Without her library card. Shhh.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-03 08:07 PM
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8. Most librarians I know would laugh
At the stereotype.

I'm prejudiced; my mother was a librarian. If you ever want to find a bunch of liberal free-thinkers, check out your local public library. They read books! They know where to look up stuff! They have met your local would-be book-burners, and despise them!

Mom was a "freedom of information" activist back in the fifties when it was really, really dangerous to confront the censors. If she was alive today, I can imagine her wagging her finger in front of John Ashcroft and rebuking him with "Young man, you should be *ashamed* of yourself!" BTW, she really DID do this to Reagan back in the sixties, when he was Governor of California and proposed purging public libraries of "subversive literature".
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