Friday Funnies

Non-Book Items (That Don't Exist) But Would Make Great Gifts!

Ron Charles has several non-book items to recommend as gifts; "the booklie" (super-size one-size fits all, made from the pages of remaindered novels), "spine" (the scent of reading) and the "doogk" (an ereader for our canine friends) among them. Special author appearance by Julie Klam and her doggie. Nice production values! From the Washington Post's 'totally hip book reviewer'.

What's Wrong With Books

To top off your work week, an outrageous video entitled Bestie X Bestie by Dean Fleischer-Camp. Writers/performers/best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate (formerly of SNL) tell us "What's Wrong With Books". (may not be appropriate for work or for all viewers...some profanity)

!!!!!!! [BESTIE x BESTIE 1] !!!!!!! from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Libraries Will Survive...hey hey hey!

With all the doom and gloom, Sean Bonney, Graphics Designer at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library put together this video to cheer us up. The video follows one member of the staff as she deals with a string of bizarre patrons. About halfway through, a fabulous disco sparkle segues to our music video, set to the 1978 disco hit, "I Will Survive".

The Boy Who Loved Free Books

Commentary from Jeff Klima of the Huffington Post about how he 'augmented' the number of books he read as a kid to win the free books contest in a library reading program.

Klima is the author of "The Dead Janitor's Club".

Order in The Library! On-Line Game

Via [email protected] (Shannon Miller of the Van Meter, IA Library), check out Order in the Library...an online game using the Dewey Decimal system.

There are three games you can play; the sorting game, the shelving game and the reordering game. There's even a Spanish version. Go to it!

The Typical Reference Question

Brian Herzog, The Swiss Army Librarian, posted his first effort at doing a text to movie animation video

I'm Signin' In The Waldenbooks, and Nobody's There

Entertaining 'mystery writer's lament' from author Parnell Hall via YouTube.

Librarians Do Gaga: "Yeah, You Can Use My Catalog"

"Students and faculty from the University of Washington's Information School get their groove on." View below or watch at YouTube.

It's a New Month in the Book Trade

Shelf-Awareness on the first of the new month for your viewing pleasure:

Brave New Book World: Adapting to the Coup d'Etat/Apple Shines with iTie iNs/Borders' New Two-for-One Deal/Never-Ending Conference Becomes a Reality/Amazon Opens Northern Front

...also an ad for "Thin Thighs in Thirty Days", which claims NOT to be an April fool if you can believe it...

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