Burn. The Libraries. Down!
Posted: 19 June 2012 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is absolutely brilliant.

BURN. THE LIBRARIES. DOWN! Kidz can learned stuff on there oan.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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FreeInKy - 19 June 2012 11:39 AM

This is absolutely brilliant.

BURN. THE LIBRARIES. DOWN! Kidz can learned stuff on there oan.

That. Was. Great!

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Posted: 19 June 2012 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Perhaps it’s just me, but the fact that so many people apparently thought a book burning really was to take place is rather disturbing.  But the campaign was successful.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Brilliant!  Absolutely brilliant!  :D

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Posted: 19 June 2012 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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ciceronianus - 19 June 2012 01:31 PM

Perhaps it’s just me, but the fact that so many people apparently thought a book burning really was to take place is rather disturbing.  But the campaign was successful.

I thought that as well, it was comical though.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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What a great way to turn the nay sayers back on themselves! Could it be done with the upcoming presidential campaign? Anyway, absolutely fantastic. And what a terrific way to draw attention to the public library, you know, where there’s books and larnin’ en stuff!!

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Posted: 19 June 2012 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Um, huh? I thought that this library did indeed get closed down. I have a friend who used to be a librarian there.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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TromboneAndrew - 19 June 2012 07:27 PM

Um, huh? I thought that this library did indeed get closed down. I have a friend who used to be a librarian there.

Now you’re depressing me….

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Posted: 20 June 2012 04:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I certainly hope the library in Troy survives.  Their website certainly looks healthy.  If so, Hurray for the people of Troy!

I’ve come to strongly hold the opinion that for the atheist/humanist/skeptical community public libraries could qualify as our temples, our places of “worship”.  Access to information, unbiased and wide ranging, is fundamental to any rational discourse.

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Posted: 20 June 2012 04:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Um, huh? I thought that this library did indeed get closed down. I have a friend who used to be a librarian there.

Has anyone checked on this? Not to call you on it but wouldn’t the closing would be all over YouTube and Facebook? Man I hope you’re wrong but strange things have been happening in Mich. how could any city or town close down their library? Unbelievable and I’m not being facetious.

 

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Posted: 20 June 2012 05:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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A quick Google shows the Troy Public Library to be alive and thriving thanks to this campaign.

Award-winning book-burning hoax saves Troy, MI libraries (Boing Boing)


Friends of the Troy Public Library Facebook Page

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