A few months ago, I found some left over sandwiches in the break room at work. As I was eating one, I thought of a hilarious tweet idea:
Just “gained access” to some leftover “materials” related to bacon, lettuce, and tomato. “Accessioned” them into my stomach. #LunchAtTheArchives
In the subsequent weeks, I thought of several more jokes that were food and archives related. I realized it was time to start another comedy blog. Appropriating my oh-so-clever hashtag from the original tweet, I created Lunch At The Archives, a tumblr site dedicated to jokes at the intersection of “food and the profession,” [of archives].
I think it is important for every profession to have a humorous totem they can cling to [see Public History Ryan Gosling]…and I just really like cracking jokes that appropriate professional jargon and concepts.
The blog serves several functions. First, to share jokes that reflect the common quirks of the job:
Once, I also created a full Dublin Core Entry for a sandwich I ate.
Sometimes, though, I use the blog to address more serious professional issues:
Although the blog is young, I invite you to visit. I’m sure there will be some incredible material for your consumption.