Video Sunday – Zombies and Conjunctions
This week it seems appropriate to begin with a tribute to the Robert’s Snow snowflakes that will be coming up for auction soon.
Thanks to Goading the Pen for the link.
That’s a rather Christmassy way to begin this week’s videos, of course. Let’s get into the Halloweenish frame of mind then, eh? According to fellow New York Public Librarian Walter Minkle at The Monkey Speaks, this next vid comes to you thanks to the Allen County Public Library. With NYPL creating Doofus & Dilligent vids and Allen County doing this (don’t the zombies look suspiciously librarianish?), the trend for library-based YouTube videos continues to skyrocket. Check it out.
I include this next piece with mixed feelings. You may be familiar with the controversy surrounding the new biography of Charles Schultz entitled Schultz and Peanuts. The New York Times neatly encapsulates the various problems people have with the book. This video is of the author in question. Taken entirely apart from the work written, it’s an interesting video. I don’t know how far you can necessarily trust it (you’ll note that its editor confuses Rerun with Linus at one point) but I think it’s worth looking at just the same. Thanks to Sandbox for the link.
This next one goes out to any stay-at-home mom or dad who has to watch bad children’s television programming.
When I have kids I’m raising them on a strict diet of Electric Company, School House Rock, and old school Sesame Street. They’ll be the grooviest kids on the block, no question. Thanks to Bookmoot for the link.
Hm. Now I’m all nostalgic for old timey children’s tv. Let’s end with a great School House Rock and a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeird Sesame Street clip. The latter makes an excellent tie-in to Halloween, I think.
About the time you see a daisy with feet, that’s when you wonder what this did to your infantile brain.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy 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.
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