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Friday Fun

We’ve been short-staffed at the office for a few weeks, so I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work and thus not posting. I hope to be back at full strength next week, assuming Hurricane Sandy doesn’t knock out my precious, precious internet. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the long-awaited weekend with a few fun things I found on the internet lately.

First, speaking of the Frankenstorm, Emma Span makes a valuable PSA:

Just a small, useless reminder that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster. #FrankenstormsMonster

Next, you say you’re sick of “Call Me Maybe” parodies, but have you seen “Call Me Ishmael”?

Sample lyrics:

Hey, I just met you
And you look crazy
But there’s a white whale
So call me Ishmael

It’s hard to harpoon
Cetaceans matey,
But there’s a white whale
So call me Ishmael.

But if you like your Moby-Dick a little less irreverent, did you know you can download free recordings of celebrities reading a chapter each? It’s called the Moby Dick Big Read, and it’s publishing a chapter a day for 135 days. I subscribed to the podcast, and I’m hoping this is the thing that will finally get me to tackle a classic that I’ve been avoiding for years. Although I have to admit that what really sold me is that John Waters reads the chapter on the whale’s, uh, willy. Hey, I only said that it was a little less irreverent.

Finally, dig this darkly funny, Halloweeny video from a band I’ve really been enjoying lately:


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