A recent commercial for Pearle Vision eyewear hits just the right note. A pulchritudinous young woman with her hair in a bun and twinkle in her eye (the forefinger to pursed lips probably would've been overkill) stares into the camera and purrs menacingly: "You have a lot of late fees, mister. Maybe someone should teach you to return your library books on time." "The Naughty Librarian," intones the narrator, "and other great looks. Now when you buy one pair of glasses, you get another pair free..." Whether the N.L. is addressing an errant patron or an erotic partner in this spot pretty much depends on how you want to read it. It works, like many a librarian, on more than one level. At the end the woman is revealed as a Pearle Vision customer who simply wants the "sexy librarian" look. While I suspect some actual librarians may be offended by it (our poor, poor image!), I thought the commercial was smart, sassy, and maybe even a tad visionary. We saw 16 cases of Vision* + Vison* in OhioLINK, and 281 in WorldCat. See whether you can locate some of these naughty typos in your own catalog, and look good while doing it.
(Screenshot of "The Naughty Librarian.")