Here's a quote from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll right at the start when she is just sitting outside :-
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her .
Garlands is subtitled,
An Anthropology of Useful Nonsense which is not supposed to be self-deprecating but a comment on the strange, general and complex nature of the study.
There is also probably quite a good reason why I called it
Garlands but even if I could recall it, it's just as likely to be a bit of a red herring.
academics masochists my library of reference sources is here.
Transitory written or printed matter that is has only short-term usefulness or popularity.
Grey literature is defined as semi-published material for example reports, internal documents, theses, etc. not formally published or available commercially and consequently difficult to trace bibliographically. (Harrold’s Librarian’s Glossary and Reference Book, 2000)