Off-Topic Madness (Weekly Edition)
So today's gonna be an off-topic day, I think. I spent all of yesterday doing Newbery work (work that is so far from done that I should, by all rights, be panicking right now). As a result, I didn't do my regular troll. Here are some things I still managed to spot, however, and thus present to you on bended knee.
In the category of children's authors finding cool stuff, check out what Grace Lin had on her blog recently:
Look me in the eye and tell me that you wouldn't be the coolest kid in school (in school = at your adult workplace) if you came in wearing these. Ms. Lin has others on her site, and one is particularly delicious.
In other news, or what have you, there appears to be a new use of M&Ms out there. Yes, I'm talking about the fact that you can now order M&Ms with messages on them. You can custom print them now. The example I saw showed M&Ms with the message "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" on them. Does the proposee get a bag of yeses and nos from which to choose then? The possibilities of how to exploit this new development seem infinite to me. I'll get back to you on what nefarious plan I may have for these tasty treats.
Oh, and giving M&Ms a different flavor is very wrong. Very wrong indeed. Deliciously evil.
And in the realm of Animals That Really Deserve Their Own Picture Books (a series I've yet to collect), meet The Kostroma Moose Farm. Why should you care about the Kostroma Moose Farm? Because my sweetest darlings, the very first thing it urges you to do is to Buy A Tame Moose. Certainly! What could possibly go wrong with that plan? I have a sudden vision of rich urban Upper West Siders all purchasing mooses (meese? moosi?) for their offspring and walking them around Central Park on a leash. I like this idea so much that I urge you all to plant this idea firmly in the minds of your posh friends. Convince them that simply everyone is getting a moose these days, and if they don't purchase one forthwith they'll be the laughing stock of their Pilate's class.
All snark aside, look at how cute the moose are. Awwww.