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(Omaha World Herald)   More than four hundred residents of Stanton, Iowa formed a human chain in order to pass books from the old city library to the new city library   (omaha.com) divider line 50
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2014-05-07 12:36:13 AM
Centipede?
 
2014-05-07 12:37:07 AM
Digital document transfer.
 
2014-05-07 12:37:16 AM
Ha ha ha ha... 3000 books... I have that many sitting around my apartment on a good week.

/And another 6000 in inventory in the Amazon warehouses.
 
2014-05-07 12:37:30 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-07 12:38:05 AM
Or maybe they were auditioning for The Human Centipede 4.
 
2014-05-07 12:38:27 AM
Moving van cost to much?
 
2014-05-07 12:38:48 AM
Mommy, what's a library?  Is that where homeless people go to look at internet porn?
 
2014-05-07 12:40:54 AM

ongbok: Moving van cost to much?


Corner grocery was apparently out of boxes too
 
2014-05-07 12:41:43 AM
 
2014-05-07 12:43:04 AM
Measles outbreak in 3...2..1...
 
2014-05-07 12:43:08 AM
Nice to see communities still interested in knowing each other.
Though a population of under 700 seems a bit too small for my tastes.
Makes me think of that town in the forest in Big Fish.
 
2014-05-07 12:44:16 AM
In other news, 400 residents of Stanton, Iowa were diagnosed with the same contact transmitted virus.
 
2014-05-07 12:44:51 AM
...Why?
 
2014-05-07 12:46:27 AM
How many were burned on the way?
 
2014-05-07 12:46:41 AM
God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.
 
2014-05-07 12:46:55 AM
Plissken:
Makes me think of that town in the forest in Big Fish.

God, I thought people had realized what an overrated pos that was and forgotten about it. Thanks a lot.
 
2014-05-07 12:48:06 AM
golf clap
 
2014-05-07 12:48:52 AM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.


Seriously. A dozen people with hand carts could have finished the job in half the time.
 
2014-05-07 12:49:48 AM
sorry - I meant to say ->

Nina_Hartley's_Ass:    "Digital document transfer. "


golf clap
 
2014-05-07 12:59:13 AM
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-07 01:00:24 AM
Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.
 
2014-05-07 01:01:03 AM
Must've been a good day for burglars in Stanton, Iowa.
 
2014-05-07 01:05:36 AM

gadian: Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.


Yes, it's almost as if some people have an issue with small communities engaging in events that build civic trust and a sense of belonging! God forbid that, for even a moment, people start trusting each other and actually showing an interested in their community!

"Welcome to fark," I know, but come on.
 
2014-05-07 01:07:56 AM

gadian: Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.


I know! It sounded fun!

I haz a sad for anyone who hasn't ever been part of a community.
That's so much more vibrant than just living in a community.

House/Home also different.
 
2014-05-07 01:09:06 AM
This is what people do for fun in small town Iowa.
 
2014-05-07 01:18:19 AM
That's nothing. When I was growing up we had Hands Across America. ACROSS AMERICA. And it totally worked. The plan the flawless.
 
2014-05-07 01:24:05 AM
What's a book?
 
2014-05-07 01:27:01 AM

gadian: Only on Fark would people have a problem with this.  Silly, and yes, inefficient events like this bring the town together and create ownership of the new library.  People can walk by and say "yeah, I helped make that".  I'm willing to bet usership will remain pretty high as well.  It's a community library that the community helped complete.  You'd really have to be a total scrooge to see a problem with it.


Farkers booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. And I hear that many of them kill kittens on a regular basis.
 
2014-05-07 01:38:54 AM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.


The maths are not strong with this one.
 
2014-05-07 02:03:04 AM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.


The worst part is that they just completely bastardized a method that does work quickly for moving bulk goods.
 
2014-05-07 02:08:26 AM
Our town did the same thing when the local bookstore moved across Main St.  The owners did have to get a parade permit though.  The city officials were a little puzzled by the route of the parade.
 
2014-05-07 02:16:59 AM
When I was in the 7th grade, back in the early 70's, our town built a new Middle School building, to which I would be transferred the following year.  It was located a few hundred yards from our existing school building.  We actually spent one day that spring doing something similar to this.  Every single student was handed an arm load of books and directed to walk down to the new school building, to be repeated several times that day.  We didn't mind, heck we thought it was great since it kept us out of class.
 
2014-05-07 02:17:27 AM

jtown: What's a book?


It's like a crop, but with pages.

Just go back to listening to the voice in the cornfield Ray.

The baseball men should be along soon.

/Is this heaven?
//No, it's Iowa.
 
2014-05-07 07:14:04 AM

LavenderWolf: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: God damn, were they trying to win the world record for least efficient method possible? They moved an average of seven books per person over a period of 90 minutes. A three-legged dog hitched to a Radio Flyer could have done it faster.

"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do ... It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging," she said.

No, it teaches them what most of us have known for years; small towns are full of morons.

The worst part is that they just completely bastardized a method that does work quickly for moving bulk goods.


Yup. Just ask Santa Vittoria.
 
2014-05-07 07:17:31 AM
We did this in Santa Fe, NM, about twenty-five or so years ago.  I still remember standing in the street with my mom participating.
 
2014-05-07 07:50:13 AM
WTF is a lutefisk feed?
 
2014-05-07 08:47:36 AM
Would have been a field day for a pick pocket or a mugger... just go down the line
 
2014-05-07 09:12:30 AM
My hometown library was going to do this, and I was pretty psyched to help out. The two days before everyone was supposed to show up the library said "fark it" and hired a moving crew. I know I wasn't the only person kinda bummed about that.

/The new library was pretty sweet though.
 
2014-05-07 09:52:44 AM

catchow: WTF is a lutefisk feed?


You don't want. Lye cured fish. Yum?
 
2014-05-07 10:16:42 AM

bigdog1960: catchow: WTF is a lutefisk feed?

You don't want. Lye cured fish. Yum?


The cure sounds worse than the disease.
 
2014-05-07 10:16:51 AM
...and yet no one noticed the large bonfire at the end of the line...

/Sieg Heil!
 
2014-05-07 10:32:15 AM
Tattered Cover, Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Any other Farkers there the day we moved the old store to the new store? By hand?
 
2014-05-07 11:18:38 AM

aerojockey: This is what people do for fun in small town Iowa.


Were the sheep too quick that day?
 
2014-05-07 12:29:06 PM

catchow: WTF is a lutefisk feed?


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www.bioplusinc.com
 
2014-05-07 01:31:37 PM
There they go again, killing good jobs for union workers.
 
2014-05-07 01:48:44 PM
And it will be remembered by everyone as "the last time i had a book in my hands"  for many many many ... many.. years to come
 
2014-05-07 01:54:11 PM

morg: That's nothing. When I was growing up we had Hands Across America. ACROSS AMERICA. And it totally worked. The plan the flawless.


The morg the comment
 
2014-05-07 05:55:03 PM
It's kind of a time-honored tradition on campuses, especially--bringing everyone together and all that (this from the 1970s, but my grandparents told me it goes 'way back):img.fark.net
 
2014-05-07 05:57:53 PM
"We moved back here (from Omaha) for the small-town environment, and this is a classic small-town thing to do," Stoakes said. "It teaches volunteerism to the kids. It teaches a sense of belonging."

You mean like a gang? OK...
 
2014-05-07 08:25:36 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: aerojockey: This is what people do for fun in small town Iowa.

Were the sheep too quick that day?


This is Iowa, not Arkansas.
 
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