I think the nicest thing about the internet, for me anyway, is that if you wait around long enough things that you’ve seen live will appear online and then you can let lots of people know about them. For example, this video of Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket and Maira Kalman is not new. It does, however, contain the only known record (known to me) of them both talking about the photograph game they would play. The photo involving the catapult and the giant ice cream is a bit dangerous as it makes me giggle for long periods of time.
Next up, the only thing better than bad lip reading of Twilight? Bad lip reading of New Moon. True fact.
Read a really good independently published children’s book this week. Self-published and remarkably fun. It even has one top-notch book trailer to accompany it. Check it out, peoples.
If the author’s name sounds familiar, that would be Ms. Lynn Messina of Little Vampire Women fame. On an unrelated note, she also owns awesome boots.
Big time thanks to David Maybury for directing me to his link to this video of Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey working with students from Griffeen Valley Educate Together on a Christmas Window for Hodges Figgis Bookstore in Dublin.
I’m now harboring fantasies of some store in New York doing something similar. Books of Wonder maybe, though Bank Street Bookstore would probably get more foot traffic watching. I mean, if Dublin can do it, we can too, can’t we?
And finally, for the off-topic video sometimes you just gotta give cred to the science/digital geeks. Serious cred.
Thanks to BoingBoing for the link!