Archive for November, 2009

Friday, Funnier: Why Women are Happier (in the Archives)

November 20, 2009

Instead of copying stale jokes off the internet, we create our own humor. Yeah, bitches!

Thanks to Maureen for pointing out the original and then suggesting a comic, which turned out way better than the rant I wanted to write.

Dr. Arrangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jon Stewart

November 13, 2009

I don’t often write about issues in archives-land, but when it comes to making fun of archivists, I’m kind of the expert.

Apparently there is some concern on teh interwebz over Jon Stewart talking smack about archivists. Now, I’ve accused our profession of some pretty bad stuff: Twittering instead of working, not bathing, getting off from old manuscripts. I could go on. And I’ve been getting away with it for a while.

“But Dee Dee!” you cry. “We’re all archivists here!”  Not so! Thanks to the relative obscurity of our profession, I’m less likely to be introduced as “the archivist” than as “the one who draws a webcomic,” and so we have a few readers who don’t know much about archives. (Hi there! Thanks for reading!) And I have to say, explaining archives works so much better when there’s the payoff of understanding a joke at the end. I know because I do it all the time.

Thank you, Jon Stewart, for providing archEYEvists with this valuable teaching moment, and for hosting the only news show worth watching.

And now, your Moment of Zen:


Image by tommaync

Happy Birthday, Derangement and Description!

November 11, 2009

A year ago today, I posted the very first Derangement and Description comic, and it’s been a pretty awesome year since. I have a scary scary backlog of comic ideas and can’t wait for another year of archives lulz.

Thanks for reading, Derangers! And thanks to everyone who has shared comic ideas or fixed my EAD–I couldn’t have done it without you.

Since it’s awfully short notice for a party, we will be having a virtual birthday picnic in the comments! Hooray! Please post what dish you are bringing!


so i herd u liek haikuz

November 6, 2009


If you have a great archives haiku that needs a drawing to go with it, email me and I’ll hook you up.

(Thanks for the suggestion, Michelle!)