Will All The Lance Armstrong Books Be Moved To The Fiction Section Of This Australian Library?


Okay; this is hilarious. We’ve seen the interview. We’ve seen the bullshizz tears. And now there’s a movie in the works. But I think the only thing “cool” to come out of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal  is this news about a library in Sydney, Australia. Apparently, someone posted a notice in the library informing everyone that all the Lance Armstrong books would henceforth and forever more be located in the Fiction section. LMAO. Now apparently, this was just a joke and the library is now looking into who put up the sign… but it’s still so funny! Click inside to check out the hilarious note.

Manly Library Says Buh-Bye To The Non-Fiction Lance Armstrong Books:

The HuffPost has the story:

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A prank note in an Australian library declaring that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s books would be moved to the fiction section has gone viral on the Internet, with one commentator declaring: “Hell hath no fury like a librarian.”

“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,” read the sign posted at Sydney’s Manly Library on Saturday.

A photograph of the sign posted on the Internet quickly sparked heated debate over whether Armstrong’s fight against cancer and motivation of people outweighed his drug cheating in a sport rife with doping.

“As a cyclist the guy’s work was inspiring, his foundation do amazing work and his story was great. … You feel embarrassed for recommending his book to people, you stare at the books on the shelf questioning if the lessons and the inspiration is honest and real,” said one commentator.

Manly Library said the printed notice, which was placed in a plastic stand on a bookshelf in the library, was a prank and that an internal review was underway.

“Libraries can’t arbitrarily reclassify categories of books, because that depends on the ISBN number that is issued by the National Library,” a spokesman at Manly Council, which runs the library, said on Monday.

I’m sorry, but I thought this was awesome. And it does raise an interesting point about how these books should or shouldn’t be classified. But it’s a tricky thing, because once you call the Lance Armstrong books fictional, then you have to address all the other books about athletes who’ve doped and blah blah blah.

Probably the best solution is for people to stop doping. Now wouldn’t that be some ish?

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  • Julie

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha! Brilliant :)

  • Samantha

    Yes this is true Trent, I live in Australia and I heard this a couple days ago on the news.