Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Features on the MPL YouTube Channel

I'm beginning a new feature this week, which will list the MPL YouTube Channel's top 10 videos each Friday (for the previous 24 hours or thereabouts).  It's a "what's hot" list, more or less.  Originally, I'd considered doing a weekly top 10 list, but there was too much redundancy.

This feature's like the television program America's Top 10 (1980-2009) with Casey Kasem, only without the perfect hair.  Scowl-Face spent his teenage years listening to American Top 40, a weekly radio program that Kasem co-created in 1970 and hosted from 1970-88 and 1998-2004.  You may know him best from his signature "disc jockey" voice on television commercials.  You may not have known that Kasem is also a voice actor, who for 28 years lent his vocal talents as Shaggy on various Scooby-Doo TV series.  (Kasem was the first actor to voice Shaggy.) Shaggy's "real" fictional name is Norville Rogers.  No kidding.  Who'da thought?  Do all TV hippies have goofy first names?  Let's ask Maynard G. Krebs [or Bob Denver, the actor who played him on the TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-1963)].  But Krebs was a Beatnik.  So that doesn't count.

But I digress.

What's hot right now (well, over the past 24 hours or so) on the MPL YouTube Channel:

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Boring?  Hey, we're librarians!  We live for statistics.

All these and over a couple hundred more videos are available to watch on the Library's YouTube Channel.  Take a look to see what all the fuss is about.  It'll boost our stats.  Win-win, I'd venture.

I Could Do Radio--Just Saying, Mr. Kasem,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Library YouTube News Beat

P.S.  On a Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) telethon during the mid-1980s, Casey Kasem performed his "Shaggy voice" to encourage kids to get their parents to donate to the cause.  You can learn more about the current MDA telethons (and MDA fundraising to fight the disease) by clicking here.

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