5:50 MedlinePlus lists a number of different types of cramps, including muscle cramps, night leg cramps, and menstrual cramps. While we are not sure what type of cramps Egon has been experiencing, we’re sure that MedlinePlus has it covered.
10:00 Lost was an American television show that ran from 2004-2010. Survivors of a plane crash find themselves on a mysterious island, and reality is blurred for both the characters and the viewers. It’s cray.
11:00 The Dewey Decimal system is the world’s most widely used library classification system. Most libraries separate fiction into its own section and sort it by author, but under the original Dewey Decimal system, or “pure Dewey” as we call it in the podcast, fiction books would also be sorted by number. [via OCLC]
14:20 As referenced in our first podcast, Look Who’s Talking is a 1989 comedy that places Bruce Willis’ voice into the body of a baby. It is also a hot date night movie, apparently.
15:20 Herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Oral herpes can be transmitted through kissing, but herpes can be transmitted to other parts of the body in other manners. Read more at MedlinePlus if you’re curious! [via MedlinePlus]
15:30 Valacyclovir, more commonly known as Valtrex, is a prescription medication that reduces the symptoms of the herpes simplex virus. It is not a cure for herpes. [via MedlinePlus]
17:50 Harold and Maude is a 1971 film about a whimsical May/December romance. Maybe it’s more March/December, really.
18:40 If you haven’t seen Heathers (1988), go watch it now. If you’ve already seen Heathers already, go watch it anyway. It’s probably been too long.
19:00 Clever Club question from The Little Book of Answers by Doug Lennox.
19:30 Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, itchy, swollen skin. It’s not contagious, but when you see a coworker scratching their flaky elbow constantly it often feels as though it is. [via MedlinePlus]
23:15 Boulanger means “baker” in French and, therefore, is a pretty common French last name. Avoid awkward misinterpretations of foreign languages by using the resources at your library! Public libraries have books, CDs, DVDs, and free software to help you learn a new language.
24:15 The video Devin references:http://youtu.be/mES3CHEnVyI
24:50 Weekend at Bernie’s is a 1989 film following the misadventures of two men who pretend that their employer is still alive by carrying his corpse around. Weekend at Bernie’s II (1993) is pretty much the same movie but with voodoo. Our library carries both. Tax dollars at work!
27:50 Steampunk is the thing where people dress all Victorian, but they carry around lots of brass stuff.
29:40 Connie Willis’ comic time travel novel To Say Nothing of the Dog is subtitled How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump At Last. Knowing this would not have likely helped Devin discern its subject at all.
32:30 The Water-Method Man is a 1972 novel written by John Irving. Method Man (nee Clifford Smith) was born in 1971. Method Man took his stage name from a 1979 film called The Fearless Young Boxer; its titular character was also known as Method Man. Basically, there are far too many Method Men. [via Contemporary Black Biography]
33:00 Superman battled racism in many forms, including battles with both Nazis and the KKK. Read more about it in the book Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan.
33:40 Melvil Dewey may have been fantastic at developing an organization system for libraries, but his biographies show that he was a misogynist and an anti-semite. The things they don’t teach you (or, at least, didn’t teach Liz) in library school. [via Encyclopedia of World Biography.]
34:50 More about The Streisand Effect can be found here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/04/economist-explains-what-streisand-effect
35:30 Despite her Jewish faith, Barbara Streisand has recorded two Christmas albums: 1967’s A Christmas Album and 2001’s Christmas Memories.
36:00 Kenny G, also Jewish, has released five holiday albums. These consist largely of Christmas classics but also contain a few Hanukkah songs. In 2012, Kenny G released The Christmas Classic Album, his first holiday CD with solely Christmas songs.
38:00 April Fool’s Day is not just around the corner. So… April fools?
38:30 The Library of Congress cataloging system, or LC, is a cataloging system used predominantly in academic libraries in the United States.
40:45 Text of Egon’s poem:
Jim jam’s jolly, a joy ride
For lube desk MySpace
Anal prophylactics loosen my lugs
Indigo marmalade jiggles
the galactic jelly of my soul
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