Tuesday, October 23, 2007

quiet-ish


This one from frequent contributor (and boyfriend of "blog" editor), Jim. I'm guessing you don't have to be quiet as long as you are loudly referencing a pretentious theorist in your relevant discipline. At least, that's how I think Deleuze would see it.


a housekeeping note: posts will be even more sporadic than usual this week, as I will be traveling. I'll do my best.

9 comments:

Minh Nguyễn said...

I’d be tempted to yell “Quiet Please” every time I pass by that sign, just so the poor sign has someone to quote.

Ryan said...

Hey, that sign is yelling in a library. Not cool, sign!

Simone said...

Holy crap, shouldn't the library know better? I take it they don't have a copy of Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Jeff said...

Maybe "Quiet Please" is their slogan. If so, it's a pretty mean one.

Topaz the Dog said...

Wow, I kinda laughed inside...

Brian said...

I think the Derridean-Deleuzean dynamic of language as play and self-realisation comes into the question here. We must learn to read these "mis-used" quotation marks as post-ironic zeugma in a frictive relationship with modern society as a construct of order and language.

Brian Atkinson said...

Any chance that this is the words-of-Jesus-red-letter version of this sign?

Arthur said...

A great show of eloquence in a library that they now only mis-use quotation marks but have to use two colors to emphasize the copula! Maybe they are actually intelligent and simply don't expect much from their patrons? Love your blog. Keep it up! "A"

Anonymous said...

I work in a library. It is never, ever quiet except when it is closed. Neither is any library in this district. The only time I even attempt to enforce quietness is when someone is actively shouting.