Friday Funnies

Ann Hodgman's All-Purpose Book Club Discussion Questions ("Shouts & Murmurs")

Though Hodgman introduces her Book Club Discussion Questions in this week's New Yorker as "discussion points for members who have not read this month’s book," I believe they'll stimulate lively discussion even among prepared book club members. They also make the most hilarious book-related piece of writing I've seen since John Crace's digested read of Jodi Picoult's Handle with Care.

Everyone Poops: The Film Adaptation (trailer)

Inspired by the recently-released trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming
film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, Landline TV has adapted another children's classic in this Jonze-spoofing trailer.

Make Your Own Buzzword Bingo

Raena Jackson-Armitage at Sitepoint in Melbourne posted a unique tutorial in coding PHP. Raena's post discussed how to build your own "Buzzword Bingo" card using PHP. The inventive discussion can be found on the Sitepoint blog.

A Library Parody of "Downtown"?

Students at the University of Pennsylvania produced an open-captioned parody of the song popularized by Paula Petula Clark entitled "Downtown". In this instance they sing the praises of the Weigle Information Commons instead. Video is available online from the library.

That Movie You Got From Netflix That You Haven't Watched? It's Really Angry.

That Movie You Got From Netflix That You Haven't Watched? It's Really Angry.

Video and place for commentary at NPR.

Political Life Imitates, Well Not Art, but The Onion

The folks at Boingboing have unearthed <A href="">an uncannily topical story</A> from a 1993 issue of The Onion. "The Onion has a preposterous fake story about a character named Roy the Forklift driver becoming a media darling of the conservative movement. " Aren't archives grand?

Know Any...Dead Librarians?

They were in costume on the job at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library(it's really Kellee Taavel).

What did you wear to work today? Have a scary Halloween and comment below...

IntErNeT IS fUn

Here's a Friday Funnies website if I've ever seen one...Internet Is Fun.

Their claims:
*INTERNET IS FUN is a breezy new approach for sharing and forwarding stuff on the Internet
* It shows the actual way cool things travel online between people.
* It liberates your inbox and lets you really socialize over bite-sized media snacks
* It allows you to create a dead-simple personal place to keep fun stuff you encounter online.


The Future of Librarianship

<a href="">A Funny Little Image</a> post from the Speak Quietly blog on one possible (distopian) future vision of libraries.


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