Overheard in our car, library nerd edition

Heading to the grocery store, John has some "Top 40 of our misspent teenage years" show on the radio, starring the cryogenically frozen head of Casey Kasem.  Inevitably, REO Speedwagon comes on.

Heard it from a friend who…
Heard it from a friend who…
Heard it from another –

"Well, that sounds like an incredibly reliable chain."

"So, is that an information need?  Does it involve information-seeking behavior?"

"Sounds more like information transmission to me."

"We’re really geeks, aren’t we?"

"Yes, but at least you’ll get a blog post out of it."


  1. Hey, Casey’s only 76! I was a teen long before you, but when we first moved to the DC area, the people we bought the house from had apparently not touched a sponge or dustcloth since the time we looked at it and the time we bought it. I’m allergic to dust, so I had to spend my time in the basement while the others cleaned. There was a built-in counter with cabinets underneath and I’d lie up on top of that and listen to the radio. I always looked forward to Casey’s show. I think that summer was the most I’ve ever listened to the radio. I was 12, so he was 35.

  2. Wow, two library geeks in one family, I think that may exceed federal limits!

  3. That’s awesome!

  4. you’ve been messin” around
    But I know the neighborhood
    And talk is cheap when the story is good

    And the tale grows tller on down the line….

    Oops, sorry. Were you saying something?

  5. Great, I made the mistake of coming back to this entry for some reason and now I’m going to have REO Speedwagon stuck in my head all day.

    I just have to be very careful to not sing this song around Punkin or she will sing it until my ears bleed…