Humor

Secrets learned from Sarah Palin's email

So what secrets did "anonymous" expose by hacking into Sarah Palin's email? From what I saw, nothing damning. Only some questionable messages and this recipe:

Sarah's Polar Bear Fondue
One polar bear, cleaned
10 pounds flour
4 dozen eggs
50 pounds Gruyere
50 pounds Emmental
corn starch
6 bottles dry white wine
1 pound garlic, peeled, crushed
serve with Triscuits, yummers!
or with optional baby seal paté (recipe to be sent in follow-up email)

So, no smoking gun there. Odd, you say? Why? What Alaska fishwife doesn't have at least one polar bear recipe up her sleeve?

My kind of parking garage!

At least someone out there loves books, A Parking Garage?. I guess I'm not quite sure where this is, This Blog Says it's Missouri, more specifically, Kansas City.

The Waldo Ultimatum

What do you get when you take an incredibly successful series of thrillers, cross them with a really successful series of books for children, and then make a movie out of it?

You get The Waldo Ultimatum.

This summer... Waldo finds... HIMSELF.

A bit of humor that is NSFW

Considering that we already have the librarian action figure, this just amuses me:


Internet Superstar - Sarah Palin Action Doll - Watch more free videos

Martin Sargent and Jay Speiden have a unique style of comedy.

New Award: Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the Most Hilarious Children's Authors

Roald Dahl never won a children's book prize in his lifetime, but today he has gone one better, as the shortlists for a literary prize bearing his name are announced.

Founded by the children's laureate Michael Rosen, the Roald Dahl Funny prize celebrates honours the most hilarious children's authors. The inaugural winners will receive £2,500 - a slightly more serious prize than the Gloucester Old Spot pig handed over to winners of the Wodehouse prize for adult comic fiction.

Rosen founded the prize to boost the profile of humorous books as part of his campaign to put the fun back into children's reading. More from Guardian UK.

Obnoxious librarian from Hades now as a podcast

Since July 2007, the obnoxious librarian from hades (olfh.blogspot.com) is cheering up librarians around the world with satirical tales about life as a librarian in a large bureacracy.

Now the blog has started as a podcast, so you can listen to the obnoxious librarian tackling management, reorganisations, l-users (library users) and other things that keep him from doing his job.

For the first episode, go to http://olfh.blogspot.com
Via http://drop.io/olfhpodcast you can get the RSS feed or sign up for e-mail alerts.

Private Party @ Your Library

Well, at least you can say someone is having a good time at the library...

After all, just because you're amongst all those books, doesn't mean it has to be boring. So next time you feel the onset of yawning and fatigue, remember the patron in the video. You too, can get on down @ your library.

Which reference book would you like to see made into a movie?

It's been reported that bestselling diet manual French Women Don't Get Fat is to get the big screen treatment. Hilary Swank's production company has picked up the finger-wagging weight-loss manifesto that instructs the Brits on how to be as slim as their éclair-scoffing sisters across the Channel.
Here are The Guardian's favourite non-fiction tomes: can you think up likely plot-lines for any of them? And which titles have they left out?

1) The Joy of Sex
2) Eats, Shoots & Leaves
3) Who's Who
4) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
5) What to Expect When You're Expecting

Poop! from the people who brought you Gallop!


When franchises go too far.
I read the discussion about the latest Mummy movie where most critics agreed that it was time to retire that franchise, that the ideas were gone and they were just milking a dead goat.

But another franchise comes to mind in the book publishing world: Gallop!

Now, Gallop! is a pretty cool idea; it uses "scanimation" to animate still images by having stripes pass over an image thereby revealing one part or another and creating the illusion of movement. It's a simple, but extremely cool effect.

And based on the popularity of that first book, the scanimation people are releasing a second book, Swing!

And again, this is fine. But I just read that a third book is already in the works with the unpleasant title of, Poop!

Now, I don't know when an author or publisher should just call it quits, but I think a book called Poop! might be that point. I could imagine books with animals doing many other things before I would imagine them pooping. You have Gallop!, Swing!, maybe Hop! or Leap!, or, well, that's basically it, isn't it? What else do animals do? Sleep! Yeah, that'll stretch the use of scanimation to the cutting edge as animals lie completely still. -- Read More

Automated Keyword Replacement Gone Awry

Tech pundit John C. Dvorak posted at his blog about an interesting problem in automated keyword replacement. This seems to fit the law of unintended consequences perhaps?

Syndicate content