Rebecca Reads posted a few days ago about the CYBILS, a site I hadn't previously been aware of. (CYBILS is Childrens' and Young Adult Blogger's Literary Awards; I don't know where the I comes in.) The first entry on the Picture Book list is Lemony Snicket's 13 Words. I haven't read this book yet, so I went to Amazon to see what it was about. Embedded there is a companion video. Hilarious. It's interesting to note that some of the amazon reviewers commented on how dark and depressing this book is. It is also interesting that Maira Kalman is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness, a book that has been discussed in the blogosphere of late.
2. The Rejectionist makes me laugh pretty much every time she posts. Her tone marries just the right levels of irreverence and intelligence. I particularly liked her Halloween humility.
3. The day after Election Day was not a particularly laugh-a-minute kind of day, but the paper that morning did offer me the following chuckle from nearby Dade County, GA:
Should county commissioners be elected by districts or by the entire county?
I just hope to high heaven that is an error in the newspaper only and not a reproduction of the ballot's wording. Either way, though, it makes me giggle. Even 3 days later.
4. Like The Rejectionist above, Hyperbole and a Half is a no-brainer. It will be funny. In fact, it might actually make me cry from laughing so hard. I was first introduced to the hyperbolic hilarity through this grammar-related post. It makes me laugh alot.
That's all for now. Happy Frivolous Friday to you all!