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December 05, 2004

I Am A...

I am...a librarian! This is for sale at fredflare. Their description: Librarians are totally the new "It" girls! Whether you're a real librarian or just play one on TV, you'll look zainy brainy with this sweet red pin. Shhh! About 2"

Tonight's the premiere of The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, starring Noah Wyle. Pretty silly, what I saw of it. (I fell asleep.) I thought the description was a joke at first - Wyle plays Flynn Carsen, a brilliant 30-something who has 22 degrees and finally gets kicked out so he can gain life experience as opposed to living as perpetual college student. Why he just didn't become a professor, I don't know. Carsen is a hapless Indiana Jones, accompanied by a fellow member of the Library staff - a beyond cool-and-icy blonde, a Lara Croft type. Bob Newhart appears in the film early on - his scenes were funny.

This is probably closer to the life of a librarian, at least in public libraries.

Yours, &c., LC | 09:54 PM | Film/TV , Librariana , Shopping | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

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When I was just ten years old I was the school librarian, and was issued a badge almost exactly the same as that, only slightly brighter, I wish I had it now, if only to become the new 'It Girl'!

Posted by: Fern at December 6, 2004 11:15 PM

A professor? Real life experience? Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

Posted by: Laura at December 7, 2004 12:30 PM

Well, not to say that being a professor is the same as real life experience - the Ivory Tower is alive and well. But really, a guy like this wouldn't have just moved on to the other side so he could stay in academia?

Of course, given that this character plunges into the Brazilian jungle on his first day on the job, I'm not sure that qualifies as real life experience either. *grin*

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at December 7, 2004 12:38 PM

They say he has 22 degrees, but if none of them are graduate degrees he's not going to get hired as a professor anywhere.

Posted by: Scott at December 7, 2004 06:08 PM