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"Swat in a Nut-Shelf"

In 2002, McCabe was the focus of a Sociology/Anthropology senior's thesis, entitled "Swat in a Nut-Shelf: The Relationship between Libraries and their Communities". This is pretty sweet, but mostly serves as a vehicle for me to mention that Cornell had a senior re-write the lyrics of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" as an ode to the science library. If you don't know the song: 

Here are the first few lines of the re-write: "it's been twelve hours and 100 days / since I earned my B.A. / i go out every night and pipette all day / since I earned my B.A / since i've been gone I can graph whatever i want / i can learn whatever i choose." Prince, who wrote the lyrics for the original, would be proud.

So, what I'm saying is, whoever re-writes a song with lyrics that act as an ode to McCabe to rival this Cornell student's dedicated effort will get candy. Whoever writes the best one, as judged by a highly respected panel of library workers, will get more candy than everybody else. Fair warning: entries using Justin Beiber, Miley Cyrus or One Direction songs aren't banned, but will more than likely hurt your chances.