So, with the new Facebook timeline in place, I decided this was a decent time to start my planned FB cleanup. I started with groups and moved on to my bloated inbox, where I discovered a hoarde of non-spam messages from real people, some were people asking about whether I was the guy they had met at a party or at the market or whatever, and they were all done so long ago that it wasn’t worth responding, but then I stumbled upon this message:
Well, shit, yeah I’ll help your kid out! I absolutely adore that play and I think it’s neat that I’m a major find in the search bar, especially after my Facebook based modern retelling of Earnest for my Brit Lit class a few years ago and I really hope your kid is oka—
I’m still hoping to pick up the four-book boxset before the end of summer, because it’s cheaper than buying them all together (even the eBooks are more expensive).
But I totally snagged a $6 copy of A Game of Thrones at Kroger today, and I’m pretty pumped to start reading it this week.
Title: Go the F**k to Sleep
Author: Adam Mansbach
Illustrator: Ricardo Cortés
Format: Video (link, NSFW, whole mess of cursing)
Okay, so, I’m putting this on the list because if it had been out when I was a kid, my parents would have bought it without a second thought and read it to me every night.
This book got serious tread when a copy of it was leaked as a PDF online, and so seeing it’s success come full circle, from digital to print and back, is really cool.
The art is great. The rhymes are brilliant. Every page makes me burst out laughing. There’s not a whole lot to say when it comes to plot, but there doesn’t really need to be one, I don’t think.
This video features narration by Samuel L. Jackson, so this video, between the great art and text and the absolute hilarity of one of Hollywood’s biggest badasses reading a twisted kid’s book, is just flawless.
I’m giving it ten stars, because it’s the best kid’s book ever. Literally ever.
Recommend? Heck, I’ve already recommended it to everyone ever.
Three Words? Hilarious, Flawless, Clever.
Walk up in the club like what up I gotta big cock
Nah, just pumped, I got some shit from the thrift shop
Okay so here’s the first part of the short story I’m working on for my creative fic class’ workshop thing.
I still have four weeks until my first draft is due but while I have ideas I may as well get them down.
The current working title is “Skeletons in the Closet” although I feel like that’s really heavy-handed and also dumb, but what can you do?
Okay, here we go:
“James, don’t be such a pussy.”
“I’m not sure, man. Is this really such a good idea?”
The first couple leaves of autumn, dropped by a few trees who had gotten too excited about the start of September, skittered across the crumbling concrete of the sidewalk beneath their feet.
Augustus and Hazel go clubbing
The Fault In Our Bars
Augustus and Hazel run out of gas
The Fault In Our Cars
Augustus and Hazel become astronauts
The Fault In Our Mars
Augustus and Hazel take…
Augustus and Hazel get lost in the middle of no where,
The Fault in Fars
(No, this is why we don’t let Jenna have nice things.)
Augustus and Hazel contract a deadly airborne illness
The Fault in Our SARS
Augustus and Hazel see the issues that arise when being close friends with the drummer from Metallica
The Fault in Our Lars
Augustus and Hazel are terrible at the guitar
The Fault in our Barres
Augustus and Hazel go shopping in a busy market filled with all sorts of products, however, they’re out of money
The Fault in Our Bazaars
So I read a short story in my creative writing class called “Paul’s Case” and I really really liked it because it expresses mental illness and neuroticism in a way I couldn’t ever manage to express and it did it in 1905 when that wasn’t even a thing we knew much about
And we discussed it and I was like the only person who liked Paul and I think I basically just admitted to being crazy and occasionally suicidal and painfully acute of bullshit things and I really don’t know how I feel about this
House of Leaves is really hard to read out loud.
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