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May 2009, issue 45

You Must Chill: an Advice Column by Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

I can't remember who I am.  I don't recognize the woman who claims to be my wife.  The police think I'm a serial killer, and a bunch of creepy-looking, nefarious guys who can alter reality are after me, too.  And I swear the sun never shines. Day does not come. And I'm not speaking metaphorically--it's always night.  Am I being paranoid, or what, or worse?

John Murdoch (at least that's what "they" say my name is today), The City

John, my brother,

Why can't you be in a good mood? How hard is it to decide to be in a good mood and be in a good mood once in a while? 

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

I'm a punk.  My parents gave my college fund to Reverend Larry, the televangelist.  Do you think the repossession industry is a viable career option with a promising future?

Otto, Suburban Los Angeles


I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

People like us, we don't want freedom, we don't want justice, we just want someone to love.  Someone to love.

Louis Fyne, Virgil, Texas

Hey Louis,

One question: do you need... someone, or do you need me?... Forget it, I don't really care.

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

Oh, I want to get away from my stupid family, get out of this stupid little town! I want to get married, I want a wedding, I want to dance, I want to listen to ABBA all day long! 

Muriel Hesblot, Porpoise Spit, Australia

Muriel, Muriel, Muriel...

You used to be fun. You used to be warped and twisted and hilarious... and I mean that in the best way - I mean it as a compliment!

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

A giant rabbit named Frank tells me what to do, which usually involves serious vandalism.  My therapist says this is a problem.

Donnie Darko, Suburban Maryland

Donnie, my brother,

You just described every great success story.

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

Everything's going wrong!  Everything!  Worst of all,  nobody remembers that today is my sixteenth birthday!!  I may as well be invisible!!!

Samantha Baker, Evanston, Illinois

Dear Samantha,

If you start out depressed everything's kind of a pleasant surprise.

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

This is complicated but I'll try to keep to the main points.  Plane crash.  48 survivors.  No professor, no Mary Ann.  South Pacific island.  Complicated back stories.  "Others."  "Dharma Initiative."  Black smoke.  Time travel.  Suggestions?

Jack Shephard, (Do any of us really know where we are?)

Jackson Crusoe, my brother,

Kickboxing. Sport of the future.

You must chill,
Lloyd Dobler

Dear Lloyd Dobler,

There's a man out there I haven't seen in fifteen years who's trying to kill me. You show me a son that'd be happy to help. My son... my life that could have been... and wasn't. How do I feel? Old... worn out.

Admiral James Tiberius Kirk, Starship Enterprise

Yo Admiral,

You must chill. You must chill.

Your brother in chill,
Lloyd Dobler

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Congratulations, Class of 2009!  In your honor, once again this year's May issue is devoted to advice columns.

We would especially like to congratulate those hardworking Media Center students who are graduating this spring: Veola Shondelle Austin, Karina Cepeda, Jannakie Joseph, Caner Ozgul, and Crista Strachan.  Thank you all for helping make the Media Center such a great resource for all LIU students, faculty, staff, and administration, and for making it a great place to come to work every day.  Best of luck in all you do; we know you'll all go far.  

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Patrick Jewell,  Media Assistant  (718) 488-3392
Lisa Rivera,  Media Assistant  (718) 780-4378