I remember using card catalogs.  & I have fond memories of flipping through the cards, trying to close a drawer that needed a bit of an oomph, & the labeling.  Oh, the labeling.  Last night when watching the documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” – I gasped.  She catalogs her jokes.

Did you catch some of the categories on the outside for the subjects?  “Cooking – Tony Danza”, “Pets – Politically Incorrect”, “Rich Married Women – My Sex Life”, “New York – No Self Worth”.

Apparently the most difficult part of the system is: “Does this one go under ugly or does it go under dumb?”

What I love about this is that it is so particular (& archival) to her body of work & an amazing example of organization that has been made personalized.

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