Burnt's blog thing

Monday, May 16, 2011

Well I over-estimated

Review will be up when I get to it.  Sorry.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Wow, it's still here

Okay, I'm gonna be restarting this beast. Can't promise regular posts, but stay tooned ;-) for the occassional book review, bit of library cataloging practice, chunk of "wisdom" and lengthy soapbox diatribe (these items are not mutually exclusive, and my be combined strictly at my whim).

This blog is also cross-linked with my Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/william.tb.fee) so (hopefully) items posted here will show up there, for your reading convenience.

First up, hopefully this weekend, is my take on the upcoming Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris


Thursday, January 15, 2009


So, in today's weekly session on RDA, our head of cataloging introduced WEMI (Work, Expression, Manifestation and Item) as a mnemonic to remember the FRBR levels. Having spent so long working with FRBR for Serials, I, of course, added Super-record, making the much more entertaining SWEMI (swee-mee).

Now, I've got a long ride home, where I think of many strange things... such as would it be possible to implement FRBR for Serials in a CONTENTdm database (Answer: Yes. Yes it is, and I will show you how in my next article, in case you really give a crap). Out of today's drive, I introduce:


With great power comes great Responsibility...
I Will Not Use My Cataloging Powers For EVIL!

Day to day, mild-mannered PN Biblos sits in the broom closet the library Administration has given him as an office. But when he hears the cry of a frustrated patron who can't find a resource, he ducks into an aisle in the closed stacks, emerging as SWEMIman, the Patron Protector...

Sorry, my copy of Photoshop's down, or I'd give you a pic, too- maybe tomorrow or this weekend (but think Dr. Strange in a red tunic...)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Geez it's been a long time...

Okay, what have I been doing in the 7 months since I posted to this friggin' thing?

Well, I published an article on Comic Book Cataloging in Serials Review:

"Do You Have Any Ditko?:: Comic Books, MARC, FRBR and Findability". Serials Review.
Volume 34, Issue 3, September 2008, Pages 175-189.

I became a Librarian II, finally.

Started actually doing some "real" cataloging, instead of just that "metadata crap ;-)

Read RDA (yes, all of it), and submitted 6 comments on the bloody thing, including 1 long one that went back and forth with Randall Scott on the Preferred Source of Information for serials. Also submitted a MARBI proposal to reuse the 014, currently the link to bibliographic parts for a Series Authority, since they'll end up being subsumed into the Super-record. Was politely told that while it was a great idea, no one actually had figured out how to catalog serials under FRBR/RDA (I did, just not how to link the records ;-). They will reconsider the proposal at some point in the future...

Ive become kind of a defacto RDA/FRBR authority at work. Now I'm working on having the same happen for Serials ;-)

I'm busily planning out trainings- got Serials training in April and NACO authorization training in March...

And I'm considering writing a pair of books, one on AACR2R cataloging of comic books, with FRBR instructions, one on RDA/FRBR cataloging of comics. Looks like a lot of people will probably stay with AACR2R, at least for Special Collections, so both are necessary. I'm looking to be the new Randall Scott if he retires ;-)

There. Happy?

Monday, May 05, 2008

East Bound and Down

Loaded up & truckin'

Animated Amiga Tribute

by Eric Schwartz

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sweet Home AlaMoscow

Leningrad Cowboys & Red Army Choir -

Never gonna give the Muppets up...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bill Bailey does Kraftwerk

You'll never listen to them the same again

This brings back more than one 80s memory

Here Comes Another Bubble v1.1

by The Richter Scales

For the Star Wars geek... in some of us...

Under the Tusken Sun

Had to share this one

These guys, and on a Shamisen...

Rising by the Yoshida Brothers

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Sad tidings from the geek side

Haven't posted here for a while- busy as shit. Most of my few readers have probably heard about it by now (and possibly snickered at the geeks), but Gary Gygax, the Father of the Role-playing game died Tuesday.

Damn. Ouch. I grew up playing AD&D. Probably wouldn't be half as amusing, read the shit I do, or write the shit I do without my time as a role-playing geek. And even though I haven't played D&D in a very long time, this one's still a bit of a world shaker. 69 years old. Well, rest in piece, Mr. Gygax- the world was a better place with you in it, and definitely diminished without ya.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

For my few readers who aren't on Facebook

and fans of the Hammer Films page... This is... well... truly messed up...

Hammer Horror
by Kate Bush

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Linus sings The Police

Video quality's not that great, but it's hilarious...

If anybody has extra money...

And wants to give a poor starving librarian a gift...

Amazon.com: The Comic Art Collection Catalog: An Author, Artist, Title, and Subject Catalog of the Comic Art Collection, Special Collections Division, Michigan State University Libraries (Bibliographies and Indexes in Popular Culture): Books: Randall W. Scott

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Just to show that they DO get comics in Spain...

Batman ARKHAM ASYLUM Fan Film (English subtitles)

Monday, December 31, 2007

I know it's past Christmas

But this one was too good to not post

The Ramones
Merry Christmas

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Night Before Christmas

The John Cleese version...

Christmas Day at Doctor who's

Friday, December 21, 2007

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Carol of the Old Ones

Friday, December 14, 2007

A very D & D Christmas

Must be seen to be believed...


Monday, December 10, 2007

Star of the County Down

by Enter the Haggis

Absolutely the most smokin' version of this tune I've ever heard...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Flogging Molly vid

Well, since I'm outta things to steal... er... I mean borrow... off other blogs, think I'll be tossin' out some music vids. Here's a Boondock Saints music vid, using Flogging Molly's "The Likes of You Again".

Boondock Saints - The Likes of You Again

Monday, November 26, 2007

Now this is creepy as shit...

Portal Credits: Still Alive

Another Doctor Who vid

Segment that was done for charity.

Doctor Who, Children in Need Special - Time Crash

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Finally responding to friend's old posts

A response to Thou Shalt Always Kill. Try to get this fucker outta yer head...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tipping Point

Okay, you KNEW I had to put the newest Guinness commercial up here...

Friday, November 09, 2007

More copier humor

Be nice to yer copier

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Farside Halloween special...1990's

iss da whole ting... Unfortunately he repeats the intro on each part, but enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

And now for something else completely different...

A truly funky version of I'm a Believer:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Honest to God Best "This is Sparta" Remix

I really need say no more...

The Honest to God Best "This is Sparta" Remix - Watch more free videos

Thursday, October 11, 2007

And the second of the quick posts

before I head off to a conference.

Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling (1985)

Tiny Toons - Istanbul

It's Istanbul, not Constantinople...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Overdue Library Books

Normally don't like Seinfeld. Watched a lot of it, though, as Wifee loves it. This one's worth sharing, though.

Seinfeld - The Library - Mr. Bookman

Friday, October 05, 2007

Another blast from the past

The Yip-yips meet a telephone on Sesame Street...

Thursday, September 27, 2007


The Silent Movie version of the show nobody remembers from their youth...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

How could I resist posting this?

Amusing punk vid run across on ScrewTube...

Goth Girls Are Easy
by Lesbian Bed Death

Just for my good friend

Who's Contextually Out of It... Sinn Fein's Betrayal

How to cope with death

Friday, August 31, 2007

So ya do believe in Fuckin' miracles?

This is just mint. Ya gotta listen the whole way through it.

Audio Comedy - Gerry Adams Goes To Confession

Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's Lego Cthulhu

I want dis shit... and I ain't sharin' with the kids...

Too screwed up not to share

From Japan via Yahoo, the butt-biting bug song

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I missed a commemoration...

July 31 was the 35th anniversary of Operation Motorman, which ended the no-go autonomous zones of Free Derry and the New Lodge area of Belfast. It was during this operation that 15 year old Daniel Hegarty, a civilian, and 19 year old Seamus Bradley, an IRA volunteer, were killed by the British forces. So here's to remembering that brief three year period when there were free zones in Northern Ireland. Considering the special powers that Gypo Gerry has allowed the PSNI and British forces of Operation Helvetica to be granted, it won't happen again.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

For the Muppet lovers

I've stolen this blog entry from Nodwick.com. Here's a video for "a commercial proposal from the Muppets of 1966 to shill for La Choy Chow Mein". It's hilarious.

Another Code Monkey

Usually I try not to post a vid for the same thing twice, but this new Code Monkey vid uses a great anime (Black Heaven) that really fits. Great job, hinesward08. BTW, here's the info on the vid itself:

"It was a finalist at Anime Expo 2007 AMV Contest.
At Animazement 2007 it won Best in Show."

Friday, August 03, 2007

Danny Boy

It's the Muppets. No more needs to be said.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

On a different note...

The Animaniacs Macarena

Me & the Wifee

Monday, July 16, 2007

Breaking news

Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

Thursday, July 12, 2007

For the few Dr. Who geeks among us...

okay, one (enjoy, Mark). It's an animated Dr. Who, on YouTube, that amazingly enough is actually pretty good. Seems to be several of them, too. Alas, I have to do my homework here on the job, so I can't watch 'em right now...

Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest 1x01

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Microsoft joke

Too funny not to share

Hitler Gets Banned (His Ultimate Downfall)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Disco is back

in Tokyo, at least, and Star Wars never left. Glad that trip is delayed for a while...

Tokyo Dance Trooper

Woulda been funny to see him get wiped out by a truck, though...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Can't actually say anything about this one- laughing too hard


covered in Japanese. Seriously, though, this chick could rock... then she got married, had a kid, and started doing torch songs. ...sigh...

Sweet Emotion
Aikawa Nanase

Friday, June 08, 2007

And just for shits 'n' giggles

Here's the Timelords (AKA KLF) doin' Doctorin' the TARDIS. Original promo vid put out in '89.


Stolen from another blog (DorkTower- here) for yer watchin' amusement, here's the Jam doin' Going Underground. So old it doesn't even bring back memories for me, but a great tune. Definitely better than anything the hippies did, or that damn disco shit.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


For those of you who remember cartoons in the 80s, they're making a live action Thundercats movie. Whay? Well, I really have no clue, since there are far more amusing bad cartoons out there that could be done. The chick wasn't even hot, not even in that weird furry way. But here's a warning as to what might possibly be coming to the big screen in yer town

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Some lyrics...

For those Irishmen... Oh, Hi, Megan... among us who have forgotten that they're Irish, and not, say, French or some such.

From the CD There Will Be Another Day

I went ta see Caitlin about a week or so ago
I said "it's been a while," she smiled and said
"I know you came such a long way a stor you must be tired,
I'll make us some tea, pull up here by the fire"
Sittin' in the kitchen her face was all aglow
I stared into the flames like Miley from Glenroe
It was mid July around the time of Drumcree
I said what's goin' down didn't seem right to me
She said she didn't care about anything up there
"You Yanks just don't have a clue"
I said "listen child you're like Oscar Wilde
beneath your little tent of blue"

She said "we'll have no more discussin' of the North
and let's not argue any longer"
finishin' her tea she threw a dirty look at me
and said "let me get something stronger"
I popped a can of G she had a drop of Baileys
"So tell me Caitlin do ya still go to ceilis?"
"I mostly go to raves though the crowd can get rough
but the music's so now I hate that diddley-eye stuff"
I sat and bit my tongue kind of like she used to
See when we were young the two of us we used to
Night and day every which way
Gettin' it on till the break of dawn
Lettin' it slide made the room kind of quiet
Flipped on the tube we got a steady diet
of proshams about nothin' at all
Caitlin kept watchin' she was havin' a ball
Eight o'clock and she got all excited
QPR Manchester United
After the game it was much the same
bullshit it just didn't quit
Next there was a show about Fergie and Di
Caitlin was so moved she started to cry
It was the straw that broke this here narrow back
I readied my rockets and launched my attack
"My sister's a princess my Mother's a Queen
so I don't give a fuck about the deadbeats
Up on your screen.
Furthermore Man United's a bore
You'd support Glasgow Celtic if ya knew the real score
or better yet Gaelic football or hurling
You're payin' in punts but you're prayin' to sterling.
Master propaganda got ya under control
You're just like that rave shit
ye ain't got no soul"
Who stole your soul?

A Fair(y) Use Tale

Long, but I had to share this one...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The days of yore

For those of you who miss the old days of punk e-zines on crappy paper that left ink all over ya, here's an archive of PDF versions of old Maximumrocknroll, Flipside, Suburban Voice, and HeartattaCk punk zines. Minus the ink stains, of course.


Friday, May 18, 2007

What Schwarzenegger would have done

had he not gotten a whole state to play with...

Conan the Barbarian Destroyer

Bruce Campbell's da man

Cleveland Smith: Bounty Hunter

Back to the '80s

Fujiya & Miyagi Ankle Injuries

Friday, May 04, 2007

Back to less serious matters

Iggy's 60. Here's a vid to celebrate

Iggy Pop & Deborah Harry - Well, did you evah

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Postin' a tad early

Monday's the 20th anniversary of the Loughall Massacre. Yeah, yeah, they rammed a digger full of explosives into an RUC station (probably while they were arguing over who got the goat first and which pretty little dress it should be wearing), but nobody deserved to have that many bullets pumped into them in the middle of the street. RIP, comrades. Jim, hope yer havin' a blast up there.

Oh, and let's thank the man responsible for it.

Thanks, Gerry, we owe ya one. Hope yer enjoying yer brand new shiny helmet and yer pair of kinky boots.

"Sedition's our tradition and it won't just go away
Say it loud say it proud I will stay an
Unrepentant Fenian Bastard
Unrepentant Fenian Bastard
Unrepentant Fenian Bastard
Respect to all who refuse to be mastered"
-Seanchai & the Unity Squad: "Fenians"

Monday, April 23, 2007


'nuff said.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


For those of you who miss the 80s and David Hasslehoff (c'mon, there's gotta be one somewhere), here's a nifty clip from an Italian film vaguely translated as Stellar Crash Beyond the Third Dimension. I had girlfirends back then who didn't wear this much eye makeup (okay, not many, but who's counting). Enjoy

The Lost...

and probably deservedly so, 1994 Roger Corman version of the Fantastic Four. Think about this one the next time you bitch about the latest multi-million dollar big studio version...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The obligatory cat vid

Just Bjorkin' off

Aaron Williams, the Nodwick guy

Okay, the guy's gone a little disco bonkers today. Here's some Star Wars themed disco from his blog... you can thank him for the last one, too

Star Wars Disco

I hate disco...

passionately. Something about growing up in the late 70s, early 80s, when Disco Duck was considered a cool single for kids. That said, this was too amusing not to share

It's raining 300 men

Going to the Slaughterhouse

Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse 5 along with a shitload of other things, is dead at 84. Click here for details. Turns out he somehow managed to damage his brain a few weeks back, and it finally killed him.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Expandin' yer horizons

Now broken up, but this was globe, from Japan. Tune is Anytime Smokin' Cigarette.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Fun with cats

Cats + computer games = scratched monitor

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Robot experiments gone wrong

Okay, I'd have to be seriously friggin' altered to get excited about this. Here's a new "project to develop technologies and methodologies for human-robot interaction that incorporate the rhythmic properties of human interactive behavior".

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Trapped In The Drive-Thru

by Weird Al Yankovic

What If the Beatles Were Irish?

by Roy Zimmerman

Friday, March 16, 2007


It's the 19th anniversary of the Milltown Cemetery attack. After the Brits finally got around to returning the bodies of the Gibraltar 3 to Belfast, a funeral was set for today. There were a lot of people there, as is the norm for a martyr's funeral.

Michael Stone, the silly ass Loyalist motherfucker that he is, decided that tossing a few grenades and firing into the crowd would be a good idea, and he might get rid of a number of innocent civilians in the process ('course, in his mind since they were Catholic they weren't innocent). Unfortunately, this is one case where the traditional emptying of the magazine over the coffin didn't help- nobody figured out it was an attack until too late.

He took out three people, only one a Volunteer, Kevin Brady, who Stone shot while he was trying to take the Loyalist prick's weapons away. The crowd caught him as he turned tail, and beat the ever-living piss out of him. Alas, he only served 7 out of his 688 year sentence, due to the Good Friday releases.

More info in the Wikipedia article.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Drunk Squirrel

While I don't advocate giving booze to animals, ones that eat fermented fruit are hilarious.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gibraltar II

Even though I've already made my post on Operation Flavius, this vid is too good not to share. Cheers ártybhoy. Best I've seen.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Missed the anniversary by 2 days, but 19 years ago on March 6 three volunteers were getting blown away on Gibraltar by the SAS. They had no weapons, but the Brits riddled 'em anyway. Here's a tribute, with views from Long Kesh and the Hunger Strike. Upthera!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

You Don't Know Jack

Nothing more to see here. That's it. Move along.

Monday, February 12, 2007

When Harry Met Sally - (recut / remix)

I was once kicked out of a beer gathering for making rude sexual jokes about this movie while it was playing

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

It's a Silly Place

Bastard won't let me embed the damn thing, but check out this vid

Monty Trek