"Fucking magnetic ribbons."

Messy Hair Girl asks, “Do we stack books in piles so that their spines are easier to read?”

To answer her, yes, sometimes, in my studio apartment. I’d stack them wherever I could find space. On top of the TV, in the bathroom, the closet, on my CPU, in my ‘fridge …

Oh, but she had a point to make (dammit!), “Do not put the fucking ribbon on its side just because that’s the way the letters are printed. To do so implies a sloppiness of intellect that is simply intolerable.”

But then we sort of knew that about most of those folks who buy the ribbon, don’t we? After all, it’s easier to plunk down a few bucks at 7-11 and say to yourself, “I am doing good for our servicemen and women” than it is to actually do something for them, heaven forbid the government might “ask me to pay higher taxes so that they and their families can have health coverage because that smacks of socialism and sin.“”

Read more of the best rant on the subject here.

0 thoughts on “"Fucking magnetic ribbons."

  1. Shucks. I feel all special now or something!

    I do have piles of books on their side, but like you, it’s a matter of convenience, shelving and regular sloppiness — not the intelectual kind.

  2. Just remember, all good Jews stack their books so that the most important are on top — otherwise, it’s a sin.

    And certain books should never be stacked.

    Not even in the bathroom where they don’t belong anyway. ;)

    (And don’t even ask about creasing the pages to mark your place!)