I wanted to write about the "homely librarian" fuss. Some sports writer in Boston named Ryan wrote about some sports guy named Brady and some librarians got upset over this line: "And you can be sure Brady will be seen in public with a homely librarian before he engages in any discussion about the difference between the receivers he was forced to work with last season and the ones he has now." You can get all the relevant links at LIS News. Librarians complaining about "stereotypes" again, naturally. It's all so pathetic.
A high school librarian wrote this in a letter to the editor of the newspaper: "It is time to stand up as a society and realize how important it is to break stereotypes and show respect to some of the most valuable community members we may be fortunate enough to 'be seen with.' As for Ryan, I would advise him to get to know his local librarians better."
There's not much commentary I can make about such a self-righteous, humorless response that doesn't involve swearing and calling people names. "Most valuable community members," indeed. I doubt Ryan would want "to get to know his local librarians better" if they were all like this. Besides, it should be obvious that Ryan wasn't ridiculing librarians so much as he was ridiculing homely people, but I didn't notice any homely people protesting.
As I said, I wanted to write about this, but I just don't have the strength. Why bother to make fools of foolish librarians when they do such a good job of it themselves? I know it seems like I'm writing about this, but considering the usual length of my posts, I don't think this should count as writing. Librarians can be such sad little creatures.