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Dan posted this first, but I thought it was definitely worth passing it on.

Check it out.

cult of librarians, oh my!

If you keep up with Neil Gaiman’s blog, feel free to pass this by since it comes from this entry.

I pretty much grew up in the Aram Public Library back home. I was on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for it for a year and a half before I graduated it (I was there when they first began it), and when I got to college, I worked for another year and a half as a Desk Clerk/All-Around-Errand-Runner-and-Website-Updater at the library on campus. So libraries are pretty important to me overall.

And even though I’ve been around libraries for so long, and have seen a lot of interesting drama happen with them, the letter Neil Gaiman posted still surprised me.

“I walked out of our main branch one day to find several van loads of people carrying picket signs and descending on our building. There were many children with the group and some of them were given picket signs and sent out to rally cars driving by to “Honk if you hate Library Porn” and “Unsafe for Kids”. The other picketing parents sent their kids into our children’s department for us to baby-sit for the next several hours – while they tried to rally community support against us. (The irony was not lost on us.)”

I think some people should be dragged out into the street and beat with a stupidity stick until they realize that libraries are places of higher learning – therefore they should be used to learn when you’re being a complete moron about a subject. I don’t understand how they though that the library was offering porn to children. Ridiculous.

Anyway, there you have it. Stupidity at its finest.

Video Games Live & Warcraft!

So I’m listening to WoWcast and they were talking about this and I would give anything to see it live. Check out the trailer for it. It is amazing.

Video Games Live.

I would give anything to go. Their website says they’re coming back to Chicago, but there’s no date for it. What I wouldn’t give for that show… Blows me away, you know? A concert of gaming music. Wow. (Or WoW).

That’s not really Warcraft news but it was mentioned so there.

Update 1.5.2013: Took me six years, but I finally FINALLY got to see Video Games Live here in Austin, TX tonight AND IT WAS AMAZING! Just as great as I thought it would be (and even better).

Make College Affordable.

IMPORTANT!

Today is January 11, 2007. Those of you who have been keeping up with the new Democratic congress and their first 100 hour priorities should know what today is.

Today is National Make College Affordable Day. Today, read here for more information, a national coalition has gone to DC to make sure Congress “makes good on their promise.”

This is a huge step for college students and for future college students. There may yet be a day where we won’t be under the poverty line when we graduate.

I’m crossing my fingers.