Friday Follies: The Staff Speaks, 1979

One of my colleagues recently came to me with a true treasure, several bound editions of a late 1970s-early 1980s periodical called The Staff Speaks. This seems to have been a precursor to News from Fondren but with one very important difference: it was clearly intended for internal circulation only. I can say with complete confidence that I have never laughed harder or longer at anything I’ve seen in the Woodson. A lot of it is “inside library” humor of a very high quality, some of which I’ll share with you later. Some of it, though, will make immediate sense to anyone who has spent any time in academia:

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This one makes me laugh every time I look at it.

Bonus: A couple of days ago I was walking across campus when I spotted this:


I had to sprint to catch them–and it’s a good thing I was wearing flats because I don’t think I could have caught up in heels. It’s great to see horses on campus.


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3 Responses to Friday Follies: The Staff Speaks, 1979

  1. The horses probably enjoyed it too.

  2. vkbenson says:

    Did they fertilize the lawn?

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