Video Sunday: All Off-Topic Edition
Well . . . not entirely off-topic. Don’t know how I missed this adaptation of the Harry Potter books into A Very Potter Musical, but I did. It’s been around for a couple of years, and apparently the fellow playing Harry is now on GLEE (or so I’ve been told). I ended up watching way too much of the musical in parts on YouTube in my spare time. Basically the show is a sort of conglomeration of all the books into something relatively goofy. The Malfoy, Crabbe, and Cedric actors are particularly strong. The rest is touch and go but I liked the opening number, so here you are. Thanks to Roxanne Feldman for the link.
Otherwise, I didn’t locate an adequate supply of videos this week. So why not burn off some of the fun ones I’ve collected over time in a short and sweet little post? Yay! It’s off-topic video day! The happiest day of the year.
First up, a Weird Al video. He’s just written a children’s book but that’s just a flimsy excuse to include this video. It’s a series of palindromes, some original, done as Bob Dylan. Al might want to consider doing a children’s palindrome book next at this rate. Can’t let folks like Jon Agee hog all the fun, after all.
Next up, the most basic version of Star Wars on record. Watching Simon Pegg do an Anthony Daniels imitation is lovely in and of itself.
Select the “Click to View” if you would like to watch it. Thanks to Jonathan Auxier for the link.
Finally, we’re all a little tired of flash mobs at this point, so when my mom called this the best flash mob ever, I was intrigued. Can’t say that she’s wrong. I just wish the editor didn’t cut away quite so much.
Thanks to mom for the link.
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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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