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Video Sunday: Six ships of my own making

I’ve blogged about this fellow before, but it’s been a while.  There’s a young actor in L.A. by the name of Hunter Davis who has a penchant for doing a dead on Ian McKellen imitation.  He’ll post videos of his antics from time to time, and with the release of the new Hobbit movie you can see that he’s extended his repertoire a tad.  Apparently it isn’t just Ian McKellen.  He has a pretty good Andy Serkis as well.

Previous videos include things like the theme to Ducktales, the Magic Dance song in Labyrinth, that sort of thing.

Now I understand that Christmas has come and gone and that if you’re anything like me you’re just vegetating on your couch watching the snowflakes fall, contemplating the sheer caloric loads you’ve imbibed in the last week and a half.  But insofar as I can tell it is NEVER too late to watch Irish children’s authors singing The 12 Books of Christmas. Here you will find Sarah and Don Conroy, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Michael Emberley, Jane Mitchell, Síne Quinn, Conor Hackett and on ukelele Grainne Clear and Deirdre Sullivan.  Their band name?

The Blurbs.

Worth it if only to discover how to pronounce Niamh Sharkey.  Thanks to David Maybury for the link.

Finally, for our off-topic video (busy week, not much fodder, somehow I missed this Spike Jonze book-loving bit of stop-animation.  In the interest of work friendliness there is some copulating skeleton action over the credits at the end.  If your place of business is anti-skeleton sex, forewarned is forearmed.

Thanks to mom for the link!

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. Oh Fuse. You mean Irish writers. They are all Irish.

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      Irish! Irish Irish Irish Irish Irish . . . . whoo-boy. Ima just gonna correct that and no one will ever be the wiser. Heh heh . . . heh . . . *sigh*

  2. I won’t tell