Friday, April 6, 2012
Friday Features is Funny Today
The MPL YouTube Channel has a bunch of playlists topically divided to showcase fiction and nonfiction books for various ages and exploring a wide range of subjects. But are any of them funny? (I mean, ha-ha funny, not "tetched in the haid" funny.) Try this on for size.
Humor (MPL Book Trailers) Playlist
Find out what that guy (in the video window above) is yelling about. You'll discover a clever, humorous book waiting for your perusal. Trust moi on this. I know funny when I see it. (Just look at Scowl-Face and try not to LOL.)
Click the play button above (conveniently inside the guy's mouth--ugh!) to begin playing the book trailers in this playlist. If you run it from start to finish, it will sequentially play the entire compilation of 21 videos, so you may want to choose individual titles by visiting the playlist page directly. It's your call.
The Library has made every effort to diversify its book trailers, program (or promo) trailers, music videos, and other such like to provide a broad educational and entertainment experience. Have we succeeded? Well, we're trying, that's the main thing.
We hope you find a book that tickles your funny bone. Or funnies your tickle bone. I get these cliches all mixed up.
Cats Even Laugh Sometimes, But Mostly We Smile Knowingly,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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P.S. Mike Nelson is probably most famous as having been the head writer (and, later, the experiment victim trapped in space) in the television program Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999). We featured Nelson's novel, Death Rat!, in our humor book trailer playlist. Here is the closing sketch to the MST3K episode that lampooned the awful movie Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), which fans of the series voted as THE worst movie ever shown on MST3K. The Torgo character (from the movie) is played perfectly by Mike Nelson, while the "mad scientists," played by Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu, discover Torgo's unfortunate secret to keeping the pizza warm. Watch the episode to fully appreciate the comic genius here. My Library has a VHS copy in its media collection, available through the Evergreen Indiana online catalog to E.I. library cardholders.