Monthly Archives: October 2009

D.O.A.’s Scary Movie List

Happy Halloween! Here is my list of scary movies. The only one I would not be able to watch again is Night of the Living Dead. All of these made the list because certain scenes stick in my head or … Continue reading

Posted in horror films, Librarian DOAs Scary Movies, scary movies

Grocery Store Musical

I saw this on Boing Boing a week or so ago. Let’s squish our fruits together, indeed. I love the reactions of the customers in the store. The clip is from Improv Everywhere. Here’s a write up on how they … Continue reading

Posted in Improv Everywhere

BackType Query of the Week: Reader’s Advisory

I like the idea of Backtype, sort of modern day Library Literature search, as it were, if you’re trying to find out the buzz on Library Topics (who isn’t? Hot stuff!) Calmly typing in “Reader’s Advisory” as my search, ha! … Continue reading

Posted in Backtype, readers advisory

FlashForward: Gimme Some Truth

Since this takes place largely in Washington D.C. during Senate Hearings into the FlashForward Mosaic Program and possible ongoing funding, the title is humorous. The episode certainly has plenty of tension, skullduggery and backroom dealings, however. It turns out Wedeck, … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Forward television show, Gimme some truth

Flash Forward: Black Swan

This is the episode of AWFUL MUSIC. Gack. The opening shows people dropping to sleep to a slow and horrible tune that I thought would never end. Make it stop! And the jazz music playing while they chased a pot … Continue reading

Posted in Black Swan, Flash Forward television show

Survivor Samoa

I’m a little behind on Survivor Samoa. I was sad to see fellow Minnesotan Ashley Trainer go home two weeks ago. She just couldn’t withstand the bad luck of Foa Foa and the machinations of Oily Russell. Last week was … Continue reading

Posted in Survivor Samoa

Backtype a "Conversational" Search Engine

BackType is a real-time, conversational search. Conversational search is a new way of searching the web to surface what reputable people are saying about topics and webpages that interest you engine. We index and connect online conversations from across the … Continue reading

Posted in Backtype, conversational search engines, library outreach, search engines

Wanted: Old Boss

Just fooling around. This might or might not be my first public library boss. Tsk. A person shouldn’t let their picture float around on the Internet, should they? Great boss, actually. He taught me alot about the public library biz … Continue reading

Posted in reference services, Wanted Poster Generator

Flash Forward: 137 Sekunden

Sekunden is German for “seconds”. Agents Mark Benford and Janis Hawk visit a Nazi war criminal in Munich who barters his vision for freedom from prison. The really grizzled, half dead looking Rudolf Geyer claims to know what the significance … Continue reading

Posted in 137 Sekunden, Flash Forward television show

Survivor Samoa: a Little Screen Time and Tribal Council for Galu

The Yoga Masters at Galu finally got a little screen time last week when they lost the immunity challenge and were sent to Tribal Council. I was fooled into thinking that Shambo, the only Galu ever given any airtime previously, … Continue reading

Posted in Episode 4, Survivor Samoa