You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
Asked by Anonymous
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From Molly: Dan Simmons’ Hyperion is the first of a four-book series set in the 28th century. It follows seven people on a pilgrimage to the planet Hyperion, where a seriously terrifying creature called the Shrike guards the temporally challenged Time Tombs. The future of humanity is at stake (as usual, right?) but that seems less pressing than the way Simmons spins out each of the seven pilgrims’ stories — every one practically a world unto itself.
From Jenn: Aaaaaah so many options. Ok, ok, let’s group by theme.
- Are you interested in aliens and outer space? John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War for a humorous and action-packed take; Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness for a mind-bending examination of culture and gender.
- What about a vision of the future? Nick Harkaway’s The Gone-Away World looks at the aftermath of a devastating war and is clever, original, and incredibly imaginative; Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake takes place post-epidemic and is frighteningly prescient.
- Maybe you want a galaxy far, far away, plus pictures? Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, is my go-to graphic novel suggestion.
- What about time travel, you’re asking? For past and future hijinks (stress on hijinks) there is Connie Willis’s To Say Nothing of the Dog; for a thought-provoking examination of race in the United States, grab Octavia Butler’s Kindred.
The Rhode Island Library Association presented their Tattooed Librarians of the Ocean State 2014 calendar (that’s now sold out).
“Libraries are unique as they simultaneously foster the preservation of histories and traditions, while fighting censorship and fostering cutting-edge learning environments. Likewise, tattoos can also represent the preservation of history and resistance of the norm. The twelve librarians and library workers featured in this calendar represent just a few of the many working professionals who are proud of their career, their ink, and the stories they tell.”
submitted by Fer1972.
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