Friday, June 23, 2006

Long Weeks Call for a Little Fun with Graphic Design Software...


Yup...

This sums up my morning. 'Nuff said.

Nothing like emergency bibliographic assistance at the asscrack of dawn.

But, hey, when computer files crash, somebody has to be willing to get outta bed and help.

I think this is probably a better approach to marketing libraries than those outdated READ posters.

Um...yeah. You know why I dropped my American Library Association membership?

Check out Reasons No. 665, 666, and 667.

What the fuck do celebrity reading patterns have to do with promoting 21st century libraries???

Sure, people dig a good book. I've even been known to read one every once and while. But c'mon...how about something other than books, for Chrissakes?

Britney Spears is supposed to save my profession's ass? She can't even remember to put a seatbelt on her kid. Orlando Bloom pitching Lord of the Rings? Sounds like somebody had a very saavy publicist- and it sure wasn't the ALA.

Bill Gates? Not even gonna go there. Having him pose with a Hemingway novel is sorta like asking Donald Rumsfeld to pose with a copy of the UN charter.



Anywho...


No girlfriends were actually stolen in the making of this poster.

Well...

None yet.

;)




8 comments:

Cowgirl said...

Hmmm...I say this needs to be your new photo in your side bar.

kendra said...

i like the sign, good luck with stealing girlfriends. i bet your ALA membership could have helped. ha! sorry, i was told that my SLA membership could have gotten me dates, but so far it's gotten me lots of e-mail and a possible tuition reduction.

The ZenFo Pro said...

Cowgirl:
Lol. It's okay I guess... hmmm...switch them?

Hmmm...

Kendra:
Lmao...oh I wish. Some of the text actually came out of the conversation with the user...and the fact that I answered her cell phone by mistake this morning (not a bf but some guy she'd been "talking" to...lol)

Actually, ALA did help me get a date once...a waitress in Baton Rouge used it to find my student address in grad school...other than that...

Yeah. Lots of emails. And junk mail from vendors.

Kudos on the tuition break, though. That's awesome!

Smurf said...

omg... none yet eh? wow! YOu go Jason! Umm... lets just say.. trends... that's all I will say, the rest... wow... you look good in the pic and um... wow... nuff said.

The ZenFo Pro said...

Smurf:
Lol...yeah, basically not anywhere near as exciting as it sounds, but cool nonetheless. The woman and I ended up having a rather hyper discussion (she was riding a four Red Bull high and I was sucking down coffee like water) about the Read posters we have in my library, among other things obviously.

I guess I'm not the only one in their 20s who thinks the Read posters are a bit silly...

Oh well, I always tell college students that the development of sound research skills can be more rewarding than an orgasm...plus it helps you get a job after graduation.

One of the student's roommates got the WRONG idea though...guess I'm one of the few libbies who'll make housecalls and do follow-ups with students. Hey, I got a free breakfast out of it, and a hug, but, yeah, that's it. Work's work, play's play.

Though the patron did demonstrate that she could still do a full split like she used to be able to do in high school...

Wow, am I off-topic this morning...

Thanks for the compliment, btw!

Voodoo Child said...

britney spears can read?!? a book with more than 20 pages?!? and we're supposed to admire orlando bloom for reading (one of) the books that the biggest grosing movie that he co-starred in was based on? that's a cop-out and then some. but somehow gates with Papa is surprsing. I'd be even more surprised if he read any of the better stories of his. sadly we have the Jason Kidd and Missy Elliot versions of those hanging in our branch. i like your take on the library-promo posters better. mind if i rip off the idea using a few co-workers for our location?

kT said...

Hmm, I still love a good book. But I haven't seen a new READ poster in years -- I had no clue they were still making them (and so weak and sad they are now!)

Your new version? Very good. Thank you for pointing out that most women are looking for brains.

The ZenFo Pro said...

VC:

Yeah....who'd a thunk it?

Hey, go for it. It always amazes me people are willing to buy these silly things, when a library could easily pick up an inDesign lisense and make the posters themselves.

Kt:
Lol...yup, still cranking them out, sadly.

I hope most women are looking for brains, else with 52% of the world's pop. stuck in pop culture worship...

Well, we'd be screwed if breeding were based on looks alone.