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Video Sunday: I’m going on

Well, that just about sums it all up for me, all right.  Particularly the moment when he discusses feeling envious of past generations.  Man.  They had it easy.  This one’s going out to all you writers (and illustrators, to be fair) out there.  Thanks to Sarah Beth Durst for the link.

I know that a year or so ago Ms. Beverly Cleary was all over radio with interviews, but I’ve never seen her give one on camera.  Until now!  CBS managed to finally nab one with her and she appears to be doing darn well.

Many thanks indeed to Travis at 100 Scope Notes for the link!

Interviews are fun. Let’s do another.  This time it’s Mark Haddon, so you get to enjoy the cadences of a British voice now.  Haddon wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but prior to that he wrote a children’s book.  Now it has been republished with an all new title.  I read it.  It had its points, chief amongst them the American publisher’s unapologetic inclusion of any and all Britishisms.

Thanks to The Tea Box for the link.

And now . . . the world’s most adorable children.  Together for the first time in a single video!

Awwwwwwwwwww  >deep breath< wwwwwwwwwwwww.  Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.

I love any and all predictions of what the future might hold. Usually they end up looking like this 1930s video on the clothing of the year 2000 or the future of the internet according to 1967.  This next video sets its sights a little lower.  It’s just speculating about the future of screen technology.  This has applications for the librarians amongst us, you bet.

I’m just amused that the YouTube commenters believe in the technology but find the idea of Sweden winning the World Cup implausible.  Thanks to AL Direct for the link.

Okay.  Off-topic video time.  This one I’m including because it always makes me happy.  I have a weird gym where I can flip between about 15 different music video channels.  If I can catch this video at the beginning, it’s been a good workout.  Mind you, it’s a short video so it’s hard to catch sometimes.  Still, it’s worth it, no matter where I come in.

Have a good one, folks!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Thank you for the video of Beverly Cleary. She reminds me of Mrs. Swink! I can see her teaching children to make tin can stilts.

  2. You know, Rocket looks like he’s the grand-pup of Harry the Dirty Dog! What a cute group of kids. :)

    I have a Gnarls Barkley station on Pandora that I love to listen to when I’m painting in my studio. Whenever I hear “Going On”, I usually have to put down my brush because I’m boogeying in my chair too much!

  3. lisainberlin says:

    Thanks for the Gnarls Barkley, that gave me a nice kick in the pants!