Monthly Archives: August 2011

Interesting Writings While Prepping for the Hurricane

Here are some articles to read until your electricity goes out:

1) Turns out that wonderful stereotype of which so many are fond, the one that goes men want only sex, women want affection and cuddling, it’s wrong:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/10/men-value-cuddling-women-value-sex-study_n_894137.html

2) Bookman Andrew Wheeler gives some excellent advice on marketing:

http://antickmusings.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-marketing-101-getting-into-right.html

3) Author Chuck Wendig gets his Penmonkey on about being a writer:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/07/12/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-the-modern-day-writer/

4) Enjoy Cathrynne Valente’s excellent Guest of Honor speech from Mythcon:

http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/647121.html#comments

5) A literary agent explains current reality, which funnily enough does not match myths of the market:

http://clarionfoundation.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/market-insights-lucienne-diver-the-knight-agency/

6) Part 350,000 of why e-books do cost quite a lot of money and personnel which costs money to make. It will fall on deaf ears mostly, but I can dream:

http://publishingperspectives.com/2011/08/error-free-ebooks/

7) Author Jim C. Hines gets his hip hop on by reimagining the lyrics to a Sir Mixalot ditty. Really, this should go viral:

http://www.jimchines.com/2011/08/baby-got-books/

8 ) And lastly, this couple will be happy together forever:

http://mlkshk.com/p/69H1

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And One More

Today had some sad things in it before noon even and so this music video cheered me up. I was raised on the Muppets. I am firmly in the Muppet camp. And Jason Segel, who is regularly wonderful on the t.v. show How I Met Your Mother and has been building a producing empire, has made it his crusade to bring the Muppets back full force in their new movie, due out this fall, with the full backing of mighty Walt Disney Pictures. In support of the movie, the Muppets have put out a new album, The Green Album, with bands like Weezer and Andrew Bird performing famous Muppet songs along with the Muppets. My favorite zany guys, band OK Go,¬† did the cover of The Muppet Show theme song, and they’ve just released the music video for it, starring OK Go and the Muppets, and making jokes about both¬† the original The Muppet Show and things from OK Go’s famous music videos — dogs, kaladeiscope, Rube Goldberg machine, etc. (I have put up all of these videos on my blog in the past and you can also find them on OK Go’s You Tube channel or at their website. )

You don’t have to know any of this to enjoy the video however. It’s just silly fun on its own:

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Fun Videos from Improv Everywhere and Elsewhere

Ye old blog is currently undergoing some revamping reconstruction. In the meantime, enjoy some video mania:

1) Back for one of their Christmas specials, British comics Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French did a sketch on free running for their show French & Saunders:

2) You can turn anything into anything, but this revised trailer for Game of Thrones which creates a medieval buddy comedy is priceless:

Improv Everywhere adventures that amuse me:

Meet a Black Person:

Carousel Horse Race:

MP3 Experiment Eight, in which 3,500 people participated:

 

Oh you are too smiling. Behave or the next thing will be kitten videos.

 

 

 

 

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