Forget the shame of his Oprah Winfrey Show tell-all last week, Lance Armstrong’s biggest blow must surely be this snipe from one of the kings of geekdom, the humble librarian.
At Manly Library in Sidney, a cheeky librarian posted the following notice:
“ALL NON-FICTION LANCE ARMSTRONG BOOKS, INCLUDING
‘Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion’, ‘The Lance Armstrong Performance Program’ and ‘Lance Armstrong: World’s Greatest Champion’
WILL SOON BE MOVED TO THE FICTION SECTION
All appended with a smiley
Nicely done, library man! Armstrong, the fallen 41-year old cycling champ deserves nothing less after finally admitting to doping his way to all seven of his Tour de France victories.
Though taken in good humour, it doesn’t look like Manly Council will be applying the zealous librarian’s re-classification of Armstrong’s fitness titles and biographies.
“This was a prank, it happened on Saturday and a member of the public has taken a photo and posted it on social media and it’s gone viral on social media,” said Chris Parsons of Manly Council.
“However you can’t simple reclassify books from fiction to non-fiction,” he said, stating that classifications weren’t decided at local libraries but by omniscient powers at the fabled “central level”.
By Gerald Lynch | January 21st, 2013