Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Librarian Drill Team - Jump Beeyatch!

Just to bring you up to speed, my lovely husband Mateo is a librarian. As such, he recieves various librarian-esque publications which he leaves strewn on every available surface of our home. The following was a full page ad, taken out in the American Library Association 2005 Preliminary Conference Program (which was left on our bathroom counter):

The Book Cart Drill Team World Championship? Stay with me here. If they’re having a championship competition, that means there’s more than one book cart drill team.


This brings up a whole slew of unsnswered questions:

Do the teams have cool names like, 'Carts of Darkness', and 'Through the Booking Glass'?

Are there different styles, like Jazz vs. Techno?

Do all of them use New Order songs, like regular drill teams?

My God, the mind boggles...Can you imagine a huge posse of librarians hurtling over book carts and getting all Cirque Du Soleil and shit? I mean, wow! It makes you wanna crap your pants!

Posted by Spurious Nurse at 3/15/2005 10:35:00 PM


  1. Blogger echrai posted at 9:10 AM  
    I can just see it: high school choreographers who have done the Music Man unite! You have a whole team of Marians to work with. How do you synchronize book cart drill teams? And tossing those carts has got to be agony on the arms. :P I would kill to see those auditions. Okay, maybe maim? Bruise? Hrm, no. I will give someone a slight twinge. In the neck or rear-end region.
  2. Blogger Colleen posted at 9:47 AM  
    I love "Carts of Darkness" with maybe spooky Fellini-like clown outfits with weird calliope music...


    come to clobber, plum. i have a surprise for you.
  3. Blogger BKing posted at 10:07 AM  
    Cancel the trip to Mexico... we're gonna to Chicago baby! I wonder if there's a noise restriction on the racing. I mean, if it's librarians, then there should be no cheering allowed, everyone would be hushing everyone else.
  4. Blogger Susie posted at 10:14 AM  
    What Becomes of the Brokencarted? Are they disqualified, sent to the Cartbreak Hotel? (I must be depressed today.)
  5. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 10:29 AM  
    I dont get it. Whom ever can straddle the cart best wins? Most air wins? Is the cart the wide way or the narrow way, or does it matter? I havent had coffee yet....perhaps then, I will be enlightened. Have a great Wednesday!
  6. Blogger Circus Kelli posted at 10:32 AM  
    Ha! That's funny Plum!

    The company I work for is in the library automation biz. I wonder if there is any way we can get in on this action... ;)
  7. Blogger Spurious Plum posted at 11:32 AM  
    Echrai- I'd love to see the guns onthese librarians, if they're juggling carts, they must be HUGE!

    Colleen: Eeep! EEEP! EEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!Thank you so very, very much for featuring me on your blog! What an honor! And with such a pretty picture too... How'd you do all that fancy stuff? I'm a-gonna leave a thank you comment there right now. But here's a local 'thank you' too!

    Bking - Librarians are actually pretty crazy. The craziest night out I've had in awhile was with 20 librarians who tried to turn a local dive bar into a strip club. They weren't quiet then.

    Lawbrat - I think it's like gymnastics, but wth bette rmusic. I'm putting the screws to Mateo to go to the meetign and take pictures of this stuff, ause. Well, cause it'd be rad!

    Circus Kelli - You should totally apply for this! You could like, whip around computer cords, or something...
  8. Blogger Spurious Plum posted at 11:34 AM  
    P.S. Susie - I didn't forget you, I was just too busy laughing at your 'what becomes of the brokencarted' comment. Snort!

    Bring on the puns people!
  9. Blogger marybishop posted at 2:51 PM  
    Find a cart, paint it white -- then you can have carte blanche!

    Get your drill team to create their own song which you can name Cart Tune.

    Whatever you do watch out for the library's computer stand with the I-Mac on it...you wouldn't want to upset the Apple Cart.

    Okay I've tortured you enough with my lame puns...

    great blog!
  10. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 4:20 PM  
    This book cart drill team is maybe the gayest thing I have seen today, and this morining I saw two guys having a slap fight on the street. There is a multi-hued unicorn prancing by a butterscotch stream while having tea with ballerina who even thinks this is gay.
    Of course, I mean gay in the 13 year old boy way, not in the homosexual way. Have some professional dignity librarians.

    Abe Wheeler, DO.
  11. Blogger Holy Schmidt posted at 5:06 PM  
    Oh, hell yes!

    We could all be the Dewey Decimal Divas.

  12. Blogger laurenbove posted at 5:07 PM  
    OH, now why is there always a nay-sayer. Pshaw and get a sense of humor dude. Why can't a librarian have some fun? I heard Marion was a hell of a gal.

    Does your doctor know you're seeing multi-hued unicorns and butterscotch streams?

    That would be cool, though.
  13. Blogger Spurious Plum posted at 7:03 PM  
    Laurenabove and Dr. Abe - Abe's just taking the librarian thing to heart. And though I do know Dr. Wheeler's secret reasons for doing this, I can't disclose them here...Abraham, do you want to tell them, or shall I? Don't worry, he's no hater!

    Holy Schmidt - I can't get enough of these names! Hooray!
  14. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 12:07 AM  
    I'd want to see video of that!


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