Video Sunday: Pudding Not Included
Lot of things I like about this, but I’ll just hit the highlights. First off, clearly Mac Barnett (if you don’t know him, I’ve an interview with him on this site tomorrow) knows how to film himself. Look at that. Fantastic sound quality. Beautiful background. Nice. Second, I love the Ocean’s Eleven quality of the ending. Third, sometimes it’s just nice to see folks who know how to tell a joke.
That’s pretty good. But had it not come to my attention then I certainly would have begun today with this next video.
I love the tiny details that make it look like it was filmed in the 80s. The girls’ hair. Their t-shirts. Thanks to Adam Rex and Kathi Appelt for the link!
And if THAT hadn’t been the first thing posted today, then I probably would have gone with the skateboarding dog.
Some of this was filmed in my children’s room, you know. That last portion, where they’re actually looking at books. I missed ’em by 15 minutes that day, coming into work. Had I but known.
Now Dan Yaccarino does one thing in this book trailer for his latest creation that pleases me quite a lot. The meticulous use of a record scratch sound. I’m a sucker for a record scratch in a trailer of any kind. Can’t explain it. It just amuses me.
And then there’s author Maggie Stiefvater. Raising the bar for EVERYBODY when she created her own stop-motion animated trailer for Linger. It’s already gotten 12,082 views and rising on YouTube by now. Man. How do you compete with this?
Answer: You can’t. Thanks to From the Mixed-Up Files for the link.
VHS never really inspired the love that records (a similarly outdated technology) have in the public’s hearts and minds. They were convenient, but bulky. My library actually still circulates both VHS and records and they continue to go out, thank you very much. But for the most part, the DVD has toppled the VHS from the throne and we ain’t never going back. Folks at the Tea Tree Gully library system of Australia let their VHS tapes go out with a bang.
Thanks to 100 Scope Notes for the link.
And since we’re already doing some library-related nuttiness, this should fit right in. There was a fashion show of recycled materials held at at 701 Whaley on Whaley Street in Columbia. Some of the fashions are fantastic here. Now at 3:07 you’re going to see a dress made entirely out of recycled library cards the library was getting rid of. Love that. I’d wear that dress every darn day, if I could.
Thanks to AL Direct for the link.
There was no question of what the off-topic video of the day would be. When my buddy Don Citarella posted this on Facebook, I was instantly in love. This is a video of Italian artist Adriano Celentano writing an English-sounding gibberish song. The second time you see it, it’s actually better if you don’t read the subtitles someone added to try to make sense of it.
Weirdly catchy too. Can I get an MP3 file of that?
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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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