Thursday, December 09, 2004
I did say that i would get back on this.
Nancy Pearl, a retired librarian from Washington Centre for the Book has a Librarian Action Figure modeled after herself. Seems that people can't get enough of it and it's been flying off the shelves with over 2000 sold. Ms Pearl claims that the action hero was a tribute to librarians.. and most librarians has a sense of humour. Therefore, they take it that way.
Honestly... would you get the Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure? I wouldn't. I personally think that it is hideous and will get nightmares if i look at it. It's strange how one tries to fight the stereotype of the bespectacled spinster-looking librarian.. and best feature of the action figure... push a button on her back and she'd assumed the POSE... one finger at the lips, ready to shush anyone who dares disturb the readers' peace. i hate that image ... can't wait to get out of this pose.. at least we have security guard shutting people up in the libraries here!
sigh... why can't we have a collectible Librarian Barbie, dressed in hip and happening clothes from Zara with the cutest accessories and the latest best sellers and interesting books on fact and figures for all...
Why? WHY? WHY?????