Friday, February 03, 2012

February 3rd, outsourced

Three book-related links: first, a cute video showing what books in a bookstore do after closing time. [HT Ashi]

Second, this amazing illustrated relationship algorithm for books (or whatever) on Amazon. [HT Matt]

And third, some children's books online for those of us without a kids' library nearby. [HT Nancy]

This happened to me only once during a piano performance, thank goodness.

Here's what the most annoying tweet imaginable would look like. Sounds about right.

I guess I should be glad that my kids have played on all kinds of dangerous playgrounds, with crooked, rusted metal slides and swings with jagged rocks underneath...?

I've never heard it put quite like this, but I think she's right: Mormons don't really believe in hell. (I have Ms. Brooks' The Book of Mormon Girl sitting on my Kindle, waiting to be read, by the way.)

I remember when we lived in Moscow we saw an ad with George Clooney in it and I was kind of surprised. Turns out that kind of thing is totally normal overseas.

The GFY girls' figure skating costume critiques have got to be just as fun as the figure skating itself. Keep a clear eye for a reference to The Cutting Edge.

4 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

Ok, that book video just rocked my world. I wonder how many hours went into that!

Also, while I realize childhood obesity has gone up, I wonder if playground-related tetanus has gone down. Not that it's a net gain or anything, but I shudder when I see those old metal slides that are fast as can be, but covered in rust and jagged edges.

Do you ever listen to Mormon Matters podcasts? Joanna Brooks is on there quite frequently. I love them - it makes making dinner so much more enjoyable.

Liz Johnson said...

p.s. I'm currently reading "Flunking Sainthood" and am thinking about "Book of Mormon Girl" next. We should have chat about our thoughts at some point. :)

Kathy Haynie said...

I am in love with the book video. And thanks for the link to Ask Mormon Girl - I hadn't read her before.

Susanne said...

No hell?! Oh, I hope y'all are right! Seriously!!

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