Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Bob Trifecta

What's better than Bob at the library's circulation desk?  Try tripling, and you've got a Bob trifecta.

Three Bobs Better, by Amanda Farnsworth

Some of the library's staff dressed-up for Halloween yesterday, and so we had not one, not two, but three Bobs assisting patrons.  Click the photos (below) to bigify.

Will the real Bob please stand up?

Smarties can fix anything!

Certified Bob Tough

The Three Bobs consult their note cards

There are a few inside jokes here.  Bob Prime jots questions on note cards when he needs to consult colleagues or patrons.  He also distributes Smarties candies to our younger patrons visiting the circulation desk.  So Bobs two and three do the same.  It's like that thing where like electrical charges will converge upon the least resistant conductive pathways.  (Actually, I just made that up.  Or is it an actual thing?  Or not?  How would I know?  I'm no electrical engineer.)

A tasty treat, for sure

Since we now have three Bobs, there are some natural comparisons that come to mind.

Clip from the Three Stooges short film, Men in Black (1934)

By the way, this classic Three Stooges short was nominated for an Academy Award.  It was a parody of the movie Men in White (1934), starring Clark Gable.

Clip from the movie ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

The Sinking of the Reuben James, by the Chad Mitchell Trio

M.T.A., by the Kingston Trio

Pretty good company there, Three Bobs.  May you need a catchier name, though.  How about:
  • The Trio Bob G.
  • Three Bobs Better
  • Circulation Trifecta
  • Thrice Gillilands
  • Joyce's Worst Nightmare
The library's Miss Joyce can explain that last one.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  Hold the phone!  Three-Bob (Miss Kathleen) has just called to tell moi that Two-Bob (Miss Catherine) already created their group name:  The Bob Squad.  Hmmmmmm....  Sounds somewhat famililar.

Opening & closing credits to the TV series, The Mod Squad (1968-73)

Copyright infringement?  Only if the Bobs are also Mods.

P.P.S.  Although the Chad Mitchell Trio's cover of The Sinking of the Reuben James is excellent, we still really like Woody Guthrie's original version.

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