Hey Librarians, Meetup.comâ€™s recommender software has got your number. I checked out this site a few days ago, before I got the memo that you have to PAY for a listing. Cheap! Cheap! I think I hear a bird! Cheap!
I was thinking about having a librarian meetup in Austin next month, since Iâ€™ll be down for South by Southwest Interactive, my favorite webgeek conference. Iâ€™m still working on finding those feminist strippers for you guys, but I did find this rather enlightening insight into our collective culture.
Apparently, as librarians, we are interested in Zines, the â€œFutureâ€, Peace, Psychology, and dressing up like medieval wasslers (SCA). Thereâ€™s also a link to something called INTP. International Network of Tipsy Persons, perhaps?
You can play this game with a variety of professions. For example, according to meetup Adult Entertainment Professionals watch loads of TV. Their meetup links are all to shows like â€œCouplesâ€ and â€œGilmore Girlsâ€. The Restaurant Owners group brings up this:
Poor things. Still, it could be worse. The Law Enforcement Officers group links to a bunch of law & safety-related stuff, as well as this little gem:
Arenâ€™t you glad you became a librarian? Iâ€™d much rather dress up in medieval armor than shell out for child support payments. Wouldnâ€™t you?