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Thread #59418   Message #1553255
Posted By: Amos
31-Aug-05 - 01:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
In higher news:

In Malmö, Sweden, you can go to the library and check out a
person for fortyfive minutes to talk about their lives and ideas.

http://larvatusprodeo.redrag.net/2005/08/26/great-swedish-ideas-56789-2/

In addition to a Muslim, a Lesbian and a Dane (wow!), there   are several other available titles.

To quote:

'The people available to be "borrowed" also include a journalist, a
gypsy, a blind man, and an animal rights activist. They will be available
Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with a Malmo city festival and are meant to
give people "a new perspective on life," the library said in a statement.
"There are prejudices about everything," Noren said. "This is about fighting
those prejudices and promoting coexistence."

'Borrowing a person will be free, and the library will also provide
coffee at its cafe where the "living books" will answer questions about their
lives, beliefs, or jobs. "It's supposed to be relaxed and human-to-
human,"Noren said.'


Now that, sir Rapaire, is a fine idea, a first-rate innovation, something genuinely new in the world especially in the gentle world of libraries.

I urge you to pilot a test run in the U.S. in your own library. Perhaps a couple of the Legion would volunteer. As well as other of your many, um, colorful acquaintances.

A