Tuesday, July 08, 2014

TKC TOP 5: WHAT KANSAS CITY LEARNED FROM LEAWOOD LITTLE LIBRARY RUCKUS!!!



Last night Kansas City celebrated a what might be a win for literacy in the metro with a little boy Little Library victory in a posh local suburb.

Fox4: Leawood will allow Spencer Collins to reopen his free little library, for now

And now . . .

CHECK THE TOP 5 TEACHING MOMENTS FROM THE LEAWOOD LITTLE LIBRARY HOT MESS!!!


5. Middle-Class Persecution Complex Makes For A Powerful Story

Seriously, the social media trend on this one called out the good life and the City Council in the nicest part of the Golden Ghetto as if they were a fascist regime . . . Which was a half-truth at best.

4. Good News: Reading Rights Really Do Inspire Rage

Nice to see people excited about engaged about reading something an anti-immigrant screed.

3. Freebie Books Are Beloved

Note to authors . . . Giving away stuff for free is a good way to garner good vibes.

2. Little Library White Kid Will Be Your Future Prez If We're Lucky

It's impossible not to be impressed with this kid's leadership ability even if he was/might have been used/over-indulged by parents as a prop.

1. Never Mind This Story Was About A Structure Most People Will Never Utilize

Seriously, anybody actually plan to use one of these things or do anything but take a photo of one for Instagram???

Here's a guide on how to build a Little Free Library . . . Available for free and without a zoning ruckus on the Internets.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Obsessed with this story much?
Geeze Tony, get over it.
Open a Little Free Taco Stand and show The Man...

Anonymous said...

How is the fight in Fairway?

Anonymous said...

If it was in KC they would give it some TIFF money, call it a new and needed business development and plan to run the toy train in front of it.

Marvin Pontiac said...

Was a good lesson to teach the kiddos that the Boomers are the most whiny and pissy generation in human history.

Now they can gleefully look forward to the die-off with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Some little kid is for the little libraries, so I guess we gotta let them happen.

Anonymous said...

When don't people just go to the regular libraries?

P Bear said...

Wonder if Mayor Magilla Bow Tie will run a leg of the Toy Train over to Spencers "Little Library".

Seeing as blacks like to hang at the library, imagine a few dozen of them hanging in your Leawood front yard. ROFLMFAO. That would be worthy of a Sat Night Live skit.

Anonymous said...

Ever go to Europe and see American Boomer tourists?... swear to God to can hear them before you see them... loud, boorish, whiny cunts.... is there something inherently American about just generally being a complete sniveling pantload?

We're talking about boxes full of books on fenceposts... and somehow this has become an issue that has led to meetings and special council votes.

Boomers are the biggest "eyesores" this country has ever seen.

Anonymous said...

It seems like this could have been a good opportunity to teach little Johnny a few life lessons:

1. A little planning and research goes a long way. Before you spend all your precious video game hours building that box, perhaps you should find out if there's a place you can put it when you're done.

2. When you don't do #1 above and things fall apart, don't whine and complain about how unfair things are, chalk it up to a lesson you've now learned and move on.

...or, because no one seems to care if you're prepared for life or not...

3. If, because Mom and Dad have told you how completely "special" you are your entire life and you just can't live with someone finally telling you "No", kick and scream until you get your way. Be sure to often include how "unfair" things are.

Little Johnny's lesson said...

4. Johnny, The Rules of Life are made by fat, whiny, Boomer-generation cunts who quite literally have levels of self-loathing high enough that their only outlet is to make those around them more miserable....

A very, very bad man or woman in your neighborhood saw something that didn't register as normal (8-5 work, spectator sports slavery, non-stop consuming, herd following)... and Johnny, your desire to CREATE something that might engage the neighborhood struck them as an affront to everything they've spent their waking lives on... that is... pretense, appearances, false niceness covering scornful judgment... and Johnny... stick with me now, this person was from a generation that was given a marvelous one-time gift of insane wealth and cheap energy... and they completely shit the bed.
Luckily, Timmy, errr, Johnny... these horrible walking pus-filled cunts will be gone soon and your generation will hopefully be able to salvage some of the world, with new ideas and a desire to learn and build communities that care more about how the neighbor's lawn affects their home value...

Now let's go get some ice cream, and on the way I'll point out some of the neighbors who can't die soon enough.

Anonymous said...

"about more" than how the neighbor's lawn....

Anonymous said...

7/8/14, 12:17 PM

Point proven... It's not about whether or not the "little library" was a good idea, it's about the fact that without planning or research something was done, and when it was pointed out that the current laws don't allow it, kicking and screaming ensued. We get it, your "special" and have ideas that will change the world. Fine, I hope your right. In the meantime, please learn that the way to effect change is not to whine after the fact, but rather work to change the underlying issue BEFORE you put yourself in the position of non-compliance.

I hate to break it to you, but you're not really "special", "unique", or "exceptional" any more than every other person of your generation whose been constantly told the same thing. Laws should apply consistently, regardless of your "great idea", and if you feel strongly enough, work to change things but don't bitch because you didn't get your way.

Toni Bones would be so proud of the anarchist stand you've made...perhaps a "tire garden" would look great under your library.

Anonymous said...

SCENARIO 1 - Little Johnny wants to put up a library box. Before he starts building, he asks his mommy to take to City hall so that he can find out what he needs to do. The planner tells Johnny that unfortunately, little libraries aren't allowed in his neighborhood. Disappointed, Johnny decides to do something about it and asks mom to take him to a City Council meeting to ask that the zoning regs be changed. Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, but Johnny has learned a valuable lesson about the process (and gained a little knowledge about civics along the way).

SCENARIO 2 - Little Johnny want to put up a library box. He just has to do it "right now" and has mommy take him straight to Home Depot to but what he needs. He works hard, finishes, and puts the little box in his front yard. Along comes a cranky neighbor who just happens to know that these types of little boxes aren't allowed. One call to the codes department, and little Johnny's dreams are going up in smoke. Incredulous that someone would have the gall to actually tell her son "no", Johnny's mom throws a huge fit and burns up the phone to every TV station in town until she get's her way and little Johnny is happy again.

One question, which scenario actually makes little Johnny a better person?

Boomers are the biblical plague of locusts said...

The more plausible scenario would be that it was completely absent from the radar of Little Johnny's parents that there might exist such a gaping cunt who might anonymously complain about boxful of books on the front lawn.

KC Campaigner said...

This is the most that KC has talked about books in a while. Good for this kid!

Anonymous said...

AMEN to the second post at 9:14. Talk about picking your battles. Good grief. And who wants to look at a toybox of books on your neighbors' lawn, much less attract undesirables there to vandalize or steal them, which will be the next new fad when every street has one.

Anonymous said...

Someone should go and chop it down with an ax.

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