• @FlatFootFox
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    I’ve slowly been coming to terms with the fact that my most enduring legacy on the internet is going to be tweeting a screenshot of my local library’s Facebook page.

  • schmorp
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    1239 months ago

    ‘Anti Prom’ in a library sounds like an event I’d attend. I’d prefer it with snakes though.

    • the_Coffin_Seller
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      299 months ago

      If there’s one thing I’ve learned from American films, it’s that the snakes are at prom.

  • ASeriesOfPoorChoices
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    779 months ago

    Addendum: don’t snack on snakes. Snakes will not be provided as snacks on either date.

      • ASeriesOfPoorChoices
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        289 months ago

        PPS: on May 22 the snakes may have their own snacks. Do not snack on snake snacks.

        PPPS: Do not feed the snakes your snacks.

        • PorkRollWobbly
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          PPPPS: Feeding the snake snacks your snacks may make for a tastier snack for the snake.

          • @makyo
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            169 months ago

            PPPPPS: Unruly children (and adults) may be considered as candidates for snake snacks

              • @AngryCommieKender
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                09 months ago

                Make the espresso and pour it over a scoop of ice cream. Instant coffee addiction? I wouldn’t know. Can’t stand the taste of coffee.

                • @[email protected]
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                  Affogatos aren’t really heavy on the coffee taste. Caffeine isn’t that addictive, you need to consume it quite regularly to get hooked and coke is doing the trick way better for kids I’d say, not to mention energy drinks.

                  Also maybe OT but the usual reason why people don’t like coffee is because they never had good coffee: Most stuff out there is burned garbage, black coffee shouldn’t be more disagreeable than dark chocolate. If you’re ever near an artisan roaster do try a cup.

      • @Klear
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        99 months ago

        Dates will be provided as snacks.

        • ASeriesOfPoorChoices
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          Figs, raisins or sultanas may be included as well on the date.

          Bringing outside dates is acceptable. Bringing dates outside is encouraged.

          Dating librarians is also encouraged.

          Carbon dating librarians, however, is unacceptable and considered insulting.

      • ASeriesOfPoorChoices
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        59 months ago

        Please do not feed snakes jelly snakes. While not technically cannibalism, we do not wish to encourage the possibility.

        • @[email protected]
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          29 months ago

          If a jelly snake eats its own tail will it dissappear or cause a rip in jelly spacetime?

          • ASeriesOfPoorChoices
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            19 months ago

            I’ll check if it’s in the TVA Manual. If anyone were to write about it, it would be Ouroboros.

  • Blue and Orange
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    Random little anecdote: A kid at my school got suspended for 2 weeks for calling the school librarian hot. This happened years ago and it was a big scandal lmao

  • @[email protected]
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    459 months ago

    One of my duties at work is IT Support for librarians in the State Penitentiaries. I have so much respect for librarians and their profession. They deserve more support from our governments. They are people making a difference.

        • @lemmegogo
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          149 months ago

          Why do you think they are fattening everyone up with snacks on April 12?

      • @veroxii
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        69 months ago

        Small children especially welcome.

        • @uis
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          29 months ago

          I doubts any of those snakes is Putin. They are snakes, not rats.

          • kase
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            I knew he was s bad dude but… Putin eats small children?

            • @uis
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              29 months ago

              Yes. Children who is 5-years old he will kiss and then eat, children who is 18-years old he will send conscription and then eat.

    • Punkie
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      429 months ago

      My wife was part of a group that ran one for a bit at a science fiction convention in the 80s. The concept was for “those men and women in fandom who did not get to attend their prom as teens.” In many cases, it was because they were unpopular nerds as teens, in military families, health issues, and so on. “Let’s run a prom like we wanted to have.” So instead of some boring “popular kid celebration” most proms were, it was just a bunch of nerdy fun men and women who dressed up in costumes, drank, and hung out.

    • @Viking_Hippie
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      219 months ago

      It’s an event meticulously crafted to exactly counteract prom so that the end result is absolutely nothing happening.

      • @cam_i_am
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        What happens if the two events collide? Do they annihilate each other? Does the resulting explosion destroy the whole city?

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          The events DO collide, annihilating each other without collateral damage. That’s the intention, at least.

          A badly calculated anti-prom usually only causes minor irregularities though, such as people switching to preferring tea over coffee and vice versa for a few months.

          Starbucks hate it, but Pickwick and Yogi Tea love it.

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              SCP? Secretly Cuddling Proctologists? Scorecard Compilation Prognosis? Sullen Count Prepares?

              • @[email protected]
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                Secure, Contain, Protect but this one is not actually supposed to be known by the expanded acronym, it’s an internet culture thing I guess.

  • @[email protected]
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    If that’s the same Pflugerville I’m thinking of, they’re basically a suburb of Austin, my wife worked in the Austin public library system for a very long time, and yes, i agree, we don’t deserve librarians. They are awesome. I love my wife.

  • Gazumi
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    129 months ago

    I love thissssss!

    • @A_Very_Big_Fan
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      Somebody/something being “too good for us” or “too good for this world” thing has been around for almost a decade at least. I mean, it used to mainly be said about animals but this isn’t exactly a new concept

      • ℛ𝒶𝓋ℯ𝓃
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        Try 8+ millennia. In Lake Baikal, Siberia, dogs were buried with respect equal to and sometimes better than a human burial purely due to emotional attachment, in a place where they served no utility for food gathering etc.

        (source)

        And if that doesn’t count, then it’s definitely been around since 50-ish CE when Christianity spread the idea of humans being innately terrible and undeserving of basically anything…

      • SokathHisEyesOpen
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        29 months ago

        I’ve seen it said about dogs for years now, but only recently have I seen it said about a variety of different themes.

    • ghu
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      Not sure how old this is, but last time April 12. was on a Friday was in 2019.