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Well, not exactly. More like videos about “Master and Commander”, but I still think that they are a lot of fun. Below is a very entertaining music video. The song is from the Discovery Channel.

Swisskun does some amusing stick figure animation based on the characters of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Here the men contemplate making peace with Napoleon, the guy that they’ve been fighting against lo’ these many years.

Swisskun also did this “Cliff Notes” version of the first book in the series, “Master and Commander”.  If you’re trying to decide if you want to really read the books, check out these videos first. They are slightly blurry in the beginning, but the focus improves.

Okay, I really couldn’t end this post without adding this final video which is just plain fun.

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Librarian pasties posted by Calluna on Craftster.

For the burlesque librarian workin’ hard for the money at the Boom-Boom Book Room, paper craft nipple tassels complete with minature, hand sewn books for the tassel part. Check out the artist’s statement here. Rate these babies as NSFCF–Not Suitable for Casual Friday. Unless, of course, you work at a very different kind of library than I do ….

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squirrels-coffee

We have small red squirrels here on campus, much smaller than their larger cousins elsewhere. What they lack in size, however, they make up for in sheer chutzpah. One day, while walking to lunch, I saw what appeared to be a bagel rolling rapidly across the grounds. Closer inspection revealed that a squirrel had seized the bagel, which was twice the size of its head, and was hauling it off to its underground larder.

It’s only a matter of time before they begin insisting on having coffee with their baked goods. Highly caffeinated rodents: another sign of the impending apocalypse.  Run for the hills!

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Scary Santa

Originally uploaded by MizMagee

“He knows when you’ve been sleeping/He knows when you’re awake/ He knows when you’ve been bad or good/ So be good for goodness sake ….”
or he’ll crush your house like an eggshell, kid. 🙂

Sure, you can call it kitschy roadside art, if you want. I call it a money-maker for every psychotherapist in the area …..

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Not to be out done, John McCain summons his own group of zombie supporters.

Okay, who put Election Day so close to Halloween? Somebody had a sense of humor, that’s all I can say. For more funny stuff, check out the video “Partisan Pumpkins Try to Squash Each Other”. Tres amusing!

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Halloween is my very favorite holiday of all time so I thought I’d present you, gentle reader, with some fun Halloween links.

Braaaainsss we need.

Democraticstuff.com has all sorts of amusing special interest buttons including ones for the living dead. In the interest of fairness, I did check out Republicanstuff.com, but unfortunately they just have very vanilla McCain/Palin buttons.

Tom Nardone, the twisted genius behind Extreme Pumpkins, is back with a sequel, Extreme Pumpkins II.  I’ve mentioned his site before, but it’s well worth a visit. The 2008 Pumpkin Carving Contest winners are very …well…”cool” is one word for them. “Demented” would be another.

The only thing worse than cannibal pumpkins is exploding pumpkins. Apparently, heavy rains in the New England area are causing some giant pumpkins to crack up.

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Not that he wasn’t before, you understand, but his latest creation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog has simply re-affirmed his standing.  During the Hollywood Writer’s Strike, Joss and a couple of his homies got together and the result is a professional, polished episode that was designed to be broadcast over the ‘Net. Dr. Horrible is vintage Joss–funny, poignant, and thoughtful. Plus, it’s a musical, too. How can you go wrong?

Neil Patrick Harris stars as the wanna-be supervillain Dr. Horrible who secretly pines for Penny (Felicia Day), a sweet girl trying to do good works in an uncaring city. Unfortunately, Dr. Horrible only succeeds in introducing Penny to his nemesis, Captain Hammer, a self-centered superhero played by Nathan Fillion.  To get Penny back, Dr. Horrible plots his revenge–with unexpected results.

After viewing the episode, check out Joss’s explaination of the project here.

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