Posts Tagged ‘internet drama’

Let’s play #thatdarnlist BINGO

September 4, 2014

Instead of complaining about everyone’s favorite listserv, why not turn it into a game?

Some common A&A occurrences, represented as a bingo card.

Some common A&A occurrences, represented as a bingo card.

Use this bingo card generator and my text list (after the jump) to make your own cards!

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Gone fishing on A&A

May 26, 2011
Ice fisherman sez: "this is no way for the MONEY-CENTERED US archival community FOR WHICH MAKING CASH IS THE MAIN ARCHIVAL AIM." Down below, fishie sez: "It's not that the US ARCHIVAL community is money-centered..."

Ice fisherman sez: "this is no way for the MONEY-CENTERED US archival community FOR WHICH MAKING CASH IS THE MAIN ARCHIVAL AIM." Down below, fishie sez: "It's not that the US ARCHIVAL community is money-centered..."

Underwater flame? A scientific miracle! Oh A&A, don’t ever change.

(Photo credit: Fishing thru ice from the Library of Congress. Overstuffed folders of thanks to @elizabethskene for the tip!)

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.)

RAIN of terror

May 20, 2010

Offered without comment.

Original from the U.S. National Archives on Flickr Commons

Hitting below the belt

August 21, 2009

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Dear A&A,

Someday I might want to post a question to you, but I am afraid because you can be really mean sometimes. Try to be nicer to each other, okay?

With love and metadata,
~Dee Dee

Photo from the George Eastman House on Flickr Commons.

Please don’t feed the bears!

August 13, 2009

photocomic_bears

Hat tip to @herodotusjr for the simile! Don’t forget to send in your favorite A&A quotes.

Image from the Field Museum Library on Flickr Commons.

A&A: We Know Drama

July 2, 2009

Thanks a lot, archivists. I’m supposed to be on vacation, but y’all are creating drama on A&A again.

Ever seen those Daily Show segments where cute kids read transcripts from cable news and you realize how silly the whole thing sounds? I decided I’m going to do that for A&A, archives-style.

Flickr Commons ftw!

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Original here. If your archives has public domain photos of cute kids that you’d like to contribute, please e-mail me.

awkward turtle

February 5, 2009

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Decided to post this week’s comic early, while the topic is still fresh. Personally, I think gay marriage is awesome, and probably won’t lead to anyone marrying box turtles.

(Hat tip to Records Junkie. He’s got a pretty good discussion going on over on his blog, but comments are also welcome here.)