Archive for July, 2010

Why I make comics instead of posting to A&A

July 30, 2010

What the fonds, Internet? Why do you always explode in drama when I am on vacation?

Anyway, there have been some interesting discussions about potential improvements to our beloved A&A. And no offense to the bloggers and their commenters, but I think their suggestions for places to talk about archives are a bit…uncreative. Blogs? Twitter? Wikis? I have some EVEN BETTER IDEAS.

(Photo credits, top to bottom: Smithsonian Institution, Rachel Miller, LSE Library. Cudos to Grant L. Simpson for the Chatroulette screenshot, and to everyone who sent more cat photos than I can possibly fit in one comic. Parody, fair use, etc.)

Describing Archives: A Content Song; or, Seasons of DACS

July 16, 2010

Another song parody, woohoo!

(Yeah, I used to have a partial recording here–sorry, got shy, took it down.)

Full lyrics after the jump.

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Look at this foxing hipster

July 8, 2010

Oh hey look, it’s the third anniversary of that godawful NYTimes article!

I assure you, the ladies in that photo (thanks State Library of New South Wales!) are hipsters: they are wearing those hats IRONICALLY.