Video Sunday: Everything in this post reeks of awesome
Took me a couple minutes to get into this one, but once I remembered the premise it helped. This is basically The Wizard of Oz redone with pop songs. A lot of which, sad to say, I have never heard of. Fortunately I could at least recognize the weird genius of the line, “You’re just a lion on the cold hard ground” from Taylor Swift’s “Trouble”. I’m not completely out of it. Plus you should check out The Wizard himself. A more badass Wiz I’ve yet to see.
Thanks to Marci for the link.
Next up, I’m just a tiny bit mad that there was a trailer for Boxers & Saints out there that was THIS GOOD and yet it took me roughly six months to discover it on my own. Your required watching of the day:
Um . . . may I work for Chronicle now? Please? I mean seriously . . . pretty please? No, honestly. I would work for you. Make me an offer. This video? I want to go to there.
The sole fault that I can find is that they do not properly credit everyone by name at the end. That is a mistake. I want to know who these folks are.
The Scholastic Reading Club blog Book Box Daily has a tendency to produce adorable videos. None so adorable as this, though. Here we have my friend Lori. Short of showing you puppies romping on a field, I could not display anything quite as cute. Particularly when she involves her siblings in her readings.
Finally, our off-topic video. I confess that had Stephany Aulenback not posted this on her blog Crooked House I probably would never have heard of artist Grace Weston at all. This might as well be called “Grace Weston: The artist you’d actually like to meet and hang out with for long periods of time”. Stephany says she has a “Mr Roger’s Neighborhood and Hieronymous Bosch” sensibility, and I see that but for me she’s filling the gap that The Far Side left in our hearts when Gary Larson fled the scene.
“. . . and then the laundry gets destroyed by ash!” *laughs hysterically*
Awesome. Thank you, Stephany for the link.
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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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