Seriously? Being a disruption in the library is the WORST thing a student can do at McKinley High?
In case you missed it, in this week's episode, Kurt, Artie, Mercedes, Tina, and Brittany decide to dirty-up their reps a bit by causing "a scandal so extreme they can no longer be ignored." [starts at the 9:20 mark] But a disruption in the library?
Okay, to be fair, Kurt did say, "I'm not talking about trying to check out a reference book." (Although that line was hysterical to us librarian-types). No, Kurt was talking about "full on chaos," "gettin' your Glee on in the stacks."
And boy I was ready for that one. I turned up the volume on the TV, made sure the DVR was blowing, pulled my chair a little closer to the screen, and then, and then, and then . . . they--I can hardly say this--they "puff up the jam" with a spunky rendition of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" (in parachute pants, no less)? [17:30 mark]
Um, two things.
First of all, even the 500-year-old librarian (we won't even talk about stereotypes, here), even SHE thought you guys were cool. News flash, kiddos: the keepers of the stacks have come a long way. You don't surprise us, or shock us, or even scare us. Occasionally, however, you do make us laugh.
Second, let me just share with you some of the reasons MY students gave for visiting the library this semester alone. Disappointingly, none of them involved song, but at least one did involve getting down. In their own words, as they signed in at the circulation desk:
Reason for Visit
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Books, AHHH!!, Glaag, Nuke ( Enough said), Magic, To take over the world, Bored, Talking, Yo Mama, High School reject, Dueling, I'm God, To be popular with nerds, Because ____ is gay, Because I'm not homophobic, Home-chicken fries, Why do you care, Girlfriend shot me, Kill James Bond, Stuff, IDK, Nuke, Should there be one, Sex, Purple, and Dragons.
I noticed too that we've had visits from Bob the Builder, Mr. Pajama Pants, Dead Boy, and some kid who repeatedly signs in as (µ)(∑)(--)(H).
Let me just say this--as long as it doesn't involve weapons (including magical things) or food or, you know, that third to the last thing on the list, we're pretty much okay with it. Just, how about checking out a book every once in a while? And READING it. Oh, and if someone could produce a dragon, that would be pretty cool too.