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October 9, 2005 6:05 PM   Subscribe

And you thought librarians were stuffy. (should be SFW, though some flesh does show)
posted by malaprohibita (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Before you go belly dancing tone your stomach... Thank you.
posted by Rubbstone at 6:15 PM on October 9, 2005


Speak for yourself. Real women have curves, my freind.
posted by jonmc at 6:33 PM on October 9, 2005


As a former librarian, no I didn't think librarians were stuffy.

Some of the most kinked people I know are librarians.
posted by obfusciatrist at 6:41 PM on October 9, 2005


Liberty: By thy breath and strength does that torch live,
in our darkest hours. Though its light may mortal flesh reveal,
and some among us that sight's seeing will revolt,
I pray your step remain as true as that with which the stars
tread lightly over all our heads tonight.
posted by nervousfritz at 6:55 PM on October 9, 2005


Anyone who thinks librarians are stuffy has never met an actual librarian. Librarians are awesome.
posted by Soulfather at 7:01 PM on October 9, 2005


Not all librarians are awesome.
posted by jimmy at 7:39 PM on October 9, 2005


Many are just as boring as any non-librarian.
posted by jimmy at 7:39 PM on October 9, 2005


Most are, I'd wager.
posted by jimmy at 7:40 PM on October 9, 2005


Speaking as the husband of a bellydancer who has probably gone to far too many bellydance shows, I didn't really see any bellydancers on that page that looked unpresentable. Much better than many I've seen.

And yes, real women have curves.

I've known some librarians. Not stuffy. Fun. Funny. In my experience.
posted by geekhorde at 7:47 PM on October 9, 2005


SEX IS BAD
posted by Satapher at 7:53 PM on October 9, 2005


BAD SEX IS BAD
posted by Falconetti at 7:55 PM on October 9, 2005


Bellydancing isn't sex, dude. Bellydancing is much, much less interesting than sex.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:09 PM on October 9, 2005


also, where's jessamyn?
posted by delmoi at 8:15 PM on October 9, 2005


Late fees on "The Koran for dummies": 75 cents.

"Music for Belly Dancers" CD: $1 at a yard sale.

Sitting on thick rugs and eating shish-kebab and couscous while the belly dancing pretty librarians in their colorful silk scarves do that rhythmic thing with their cantilevered hips: Priceless.
posted by longsleeves at 8:29 PM on October 9, 2005


Damn. I think I'm in love. With all of 'em.

Rubbstone, my child, you are showing your ignorance.
posted by Catch at 8:36 PM on October 9, 2005


longsleeves: "Late fees on "The Koran for dummies": 75 cents.


You had an obligation to be disrespectfull to Koran ?
posted by zouhair at 8:38 PM on October 9, 2005


Hmmmm..... you should work on your english, or check this out.
posted by IronLizard at 8:46 PM on October 9, 2005


also, where's jessamyn?

Hi. Thanks for reminding me of this page, I've always enjoyed it.
posted by jessamyn at 8:57 PM on October 9, 2005


You had an obligation to be disrespectfull to Koran ?

Of course not! "The Koran for Dummies" is a real book, recently published. I haven't yet read it or borrowed it from the library, but it's there and late fees would be 25 cents per day. And it's not really a Koran.
posted by longsleeves at 9:01 PM on October 9, 2005


You had an obligation to be disrespectfull to Koran ?
posted by zouhair at 8:38 PM PST on October 9

I don't know about longsleeves, but along with a old bible and the complete works of Chuck Klosterman I keep a spare copy of the Koran next to my toilet for emergencies of bathroom tissue dearth.

Back on topic: I've often thought of getting an MLS for, among other things, access to all of that lascivious librarian action.
posted by item at 9:14 PM on October 9, 2005


Kidding, of course, about the Koran portion of my previous post. Klosterman, however, scrapes waste off my behind like nothing else on earth.
posted by item at 9:16 PM on October 9, 2005


He probably had the idea it was: "the koran is for dummies". A combination of ESL and the fact that the series is probably not as pervasive elswhere as it is in the US.
posted by IronLizard at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2005


Uh, what does the Koran have to do with belly dancing?
posted by whir at 9:27 PM on October 9, 2005


Ask a librarian.
posted by longsleeves at 9:50 PM on October 9, 2005


Yum yum yum. Nice womanly curves :)

Yes, I am treating them as a sex object, thankyouverymuch.
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:57 PM on October 9, 2005


Personally, I prefer a modified librarian. Takes all kinds, though.
posted by box at 10:16 PM on October 9, 2005


Belly dancers learn to dance at the Navel Adademy. (I used to own this related album, for humor value alone.)
posted by kirkaracha at 10:37 PM on October 9, 2005


I've always found reassuring the contradiction that a collection of cultures that can countenance wahabbism and the Taliban can boast of belly-dancing too. And now I wonder how a library-science major I used to know would look in a belly-dancing outfit.
posted by alumshubby at 4:50 AM on October 10, 2005


I've always thought librarians are probably crazygood in the sack.
posted by sciurus at 6:05 AM on October 10, 2005


Who was disrepectful to the Koran? I'm all confused.

Those are quite the gazongas on my girl Rowan. Yikes.

And shut it, Rubbstone. Women are not obligated to make sure that you, personally, have a 24-hour chub. Plenty of people do, in fact, find that body type attractive, especially in the belly dancing tradition. And even if not, there is a tiny wee chance that women occasionally do things because they're fun or make them feel good, rather than to be an embodiment of someone else's fantasy.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 6:28 AM on October 10, 2005


No male belly dancing librarians?
posted by funambulist at 6:54 AM on October 10, 2005


What's with the librarian fixation on meta? Really, I understand that librarians are super-human, crazycool, kinky folk, but is this discrimination against archivists in general? Up with archivists!
posted by arcticwoman at 8:34 AM on October 10, 2005


These librarians...they vibrate?
posted by chandy72 at 9:14 AM on October 10, 2005


Speaking as another one who's dating a bellydancer, it tends to develop the stomach muscles in a way that results in a nice curve rather than a six-pack ... most of the librarians on that page can probably do things with their stomach muscles that you can only dream of, rubbstone, and with that attitude, probably will continue to only dream of.

Both Western and Middle-Eastern attitudes towards bellydance tend to be weirdly bipolar. In Egypt, good bellydancers can be internationally famous superstars and everyone wants a bellydancer at their wedding while at the same time it's considered a shameful profession, and in America it must be patiently explained that bellydancers are not strippers, which is never a problem you seem to have if you do, say, ballet.

Anyway, bellydancing rocks! Bellydancers rule!
posted by kyrademon at 9:27 AM on October 10, 2005


I've always thought librarians are probably crazygood in the sack.

I married one, which I realize is a small sample size, but, well... yes.
posted by Foosnark at 9:36 AM on October 10, 2005


Bellydancing librarians?
I know there's a niche website for everything and everyone, but that's just so ... specialized.
posted by sour cream at 12:58 PM on October 10, 2005


It's not specialized, they don't mention whether they're right or left-handed.

But seriously, the world needs more bellydancing librarians. Just watch literacy improve.
posted by tommasz at 3:50 PM on October 10, 2005


box beat me to the modified librarians, of which I am one, so here's one of my favorite sites: http://www.librarianavengers.org/

I especially like the Klingon fairy tales post.
posted by ancientgower at 7:03 PM on October 10, 2005


Dang, forgot the link. Librarian Avengers.

Sorry about that.
posted by ancientgower at 7:04 PM on October 10, 2005


I worked with a crew videoing a manang's birthday party at a rented hall; the emcee was hinting all over the place that there was going to be a special "surprise." I didn't know what it would be, since they didn't give us the complete program before the shoot.

Wells, after the duet between the emcee and a buffed out transvestite, I didn't really know what to expect. As you might assume, since this story ought to go somewhere, it was a belly dancer, old enough to be somebody's grandmother.
posted by evil holiday magic at 9:43 AM on October 11, 2005


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