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Friday, April 14, 2006

That's a Good One, Papa 

Image hosted by Photobucket.comGood parasite quote from Ernest Hemingway: "The New York literary scene is like a bottle of tapeworms trying to feed off of each other."

A few days ago an elderly woman with a thick Irish brogue called. "Will yee be open on Good Friday?" I said that we would.

I thought that was sweetly quaint and was laughing about it with one of my colleagues. "Well, actually, when this library was staffed solely with Irish political patronage positions (not an MLS in the lot of them!) the library would close down for a couple of hours on Good Friday. Instead of mass, everyone would go to the bars and get loaded and return to work that way. This tradition remained long after the patronage positions were gone.

Have a "Good" Friday.

Comments:
that picture is the greatest.
 
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