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A podcast chronicle of one man's quest to remain sane while working in a small town "liberry" with patrons who had apparently missed the Twin Peaks casting call. Adapted from the blog Tales from the "Liberry."

Tales from the "LiberryCAST" Juice S. Aaron

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A podcast chronicle of one man's quest to remain sane while working in a small town "liberry" with patrons who had apparently missed the Twin Peaks casting call. Adapted from the blog Tales from the "Liberry."

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 40 (140): Mr. B-Natural

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 40 (140): Mr. B-Natural

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    There are rogue patrons and there are Rogue Patrons and Mr. B-Natural, Grumpiest Old Man in All the World, was usually somewhere in between. Not an evil human being by any stretch, but a tremendously cranky man, except when in the presence of his beloved pooch, Bubba. Our main beef with him is that Mr. B-Natural was a guy who definitely took pleasure in annoying the bejeezus out of the library staff by blatantly breaking as many rules as he could get away with just to piss us off. To hear him tell it, a library needs patrons who break the rules, otherwise we would have no reason to have rules at all. (Which, I think, was exactly the motivation of Professor Zoom, the arch-nemesis of The Flash.) So he continually signed his name upside down on our computer sign in sheet and tried to sneak his coffee back to the computers for his daily crossword. These are but a few of his stories.

    • 33 min
    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 034 (234): Non-Actual Conversations Not Heard in Actual Libraries #74

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 034 (234): Non-Actual Conversations Not Heard in Actual Libraries #74

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    When I was first planning this podcast, there were two entries from the original Tales from the "Liberry" blog that I knew I had to adapt. The first you can hear as the first episode. The next is this episode.





    For all the entries I wrote in my "Actual Conversations Heard in Actual Libraries" series, only a few were labeled as paraphrased and none were outright fiction.... well, except for one. I got pissed off at a certain set of real circumstances one day and started writing unreal dialogue.





    So I now present Non-Actual Conversations Not Heard in Actual Libraries #74--a completely fictional conversation between a number of real rogue patrons, inspired by actual events if not actual words.

    • 19 min
    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 035 (235): Cranky Liquid Paper Guy (and other tales of Library Neophytes)

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 035 (235): Cranky Liquid Paper Guy (and other tales of Library Neophytes)

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    We're all neophytes at something in life, but the number of people who remain computer neophytes in 2012 is still pretty astounding to me. Even more astounding are the people who are neophytes to libraries themselves--entire "famblies" of people who would only set foot in one if sent there by THEY. This podcast tells a few such stories that befell me during my time working for a "liberry."



    (Featuring a guest appearance by Parka.)

    • 36 min
    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 045 (245): Cross Words

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 7: EPISODE 045 (245): Cross Words

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    One of the patrons who I assumed would remain my arch-enemy for the life of the blog was Grumpiest Old Man in All the World, Mr. B-Natural. This turned out not to be the case, as by the time I ended the blog in 2008, Mr. B-Natural had stopped actively trying to piss us off and we had developed something of a grudging mutual respect. However, he still had his moments where the old grumpy soul would flare through, especially when his beloved Wall Street Journal cross word puzzles were endangered. This podcast also tells the mysterious tale of Mr. B-Natural's briefly adopted toupee.

    • 25 min
    BEST OF WEEK DAY 6: EPISODE 16 (116): Stanky Patrons and other Dusty Turds

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 6: EPISODE 16 (116): Stanky Patrons and other Dusty Turds

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    Public service brings with it one constant: The Public. And not everyone among the public is an avid fan of bathing nor is capable of comprehending that noxious fumes are produced by their butts, nor the readily available ways to combat said fumes. This was a reoccurring problem at my "liberry" that drove me nigh unto insanity. Today's episode presents one of the simple and elegant remedies to our library's ass fume problems that I actually proposed to my bosses.







    As an added bonus, following today's reading is an interview with friend and former fellow library compatriot from another state, Glen B (no relation to Mrs. B), who will enlighten us as to the exact stench classification of some of the patrons in his library. He'll also enlighten us as to what one does when one's home is swallowed by a lake and how that smells afterward. This is one for the Hobo Power record books, gang.

    • 26 min
    BEST OF WEEK DAY 6: EPISODE 36 (136): The Ballad of Crusty the Patron

    BEST OF WEEK DAY 6: EPISODE 36 (136): The Ballad of Crusty the Patron

    (Welcome to Best Of Week. As Tales from the "LiberryCAST" rockets toward its final episode, this is my chance to have a look back at some of my favorite episodes from this podcast adaptation of favorite blog entries from Tales from the "Liberry.")

    While not the stinkiest patron we ever had to deal with, the man who became known as Crusty the Patron was still counted among the worst of the stinky patron lot due to his tenacity in inflicting his stench on us for hours at a time. Crusty suffered from a number of other hygienic ailments that made working at my "liberry" downright unappetizing. And while I was not allowed to kick him out directly, I was able to find at least a temporary solution to the basic problems he caused for us without a direct confrontation. (Don't eat any pastries while listening to this episode.)







    This ep also features appearances and references to Parka and the worlds second stinkiest patron, Mr. Stanky.

    • 33 min

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