Lots of articles in today's papers about the demise of the necktie. It seems the prevalence of casual day is making the tie obsolete. I did not get a necktie for Father's Day this year -- got a spiffy digital picture frame instead, but I have a pretty nice collection of neckties. Many of them, as shown above, are literary or art or music oriented -- good ties for a librarian. Happy Father's Day to all the library dads out there!
Some have said that librarians and clowns are the only ones who still wear bow ties. Alas, I have no bow ties. Nor inflatable shoes.