12 Crafts Perfect for Librarians From coffee mugs to pasties (!), here are some of the coolest crafts we hope to see popping up soon in a library near us. 1. With so many cute book-inspired coffee cups for sale out there, there is no excuse for any librarian to be sipping out of a boring white coffee cup. 2. Always remember to bring along a book to read, but forget to take your keys and wallet? 3. Here’s another great use for old damaged books—turn them into adorable planters. 4. Maybe it’s just me, but I think your teapot looks lonely. 5. Librarians are known for crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s, so it’s no big stretch for them to move on to crossing some stitches and making great needlework designs. 6. For the more edgy librarians, it never hurts to show off your sense of humor by parodying 90’s hip hop songs with book-inspired cross stitches. 7. 8. What does a turkey have to do with librarian crafts? 9. 10. 11. 12.
Princess Bride (1987) - Quotes Vérification de sécurité nécessaire Writing Comedy Sketches That Sell by Brian LuffThe Internet Writing Journal, July 1999 Introduction The first thing to do before you sit down and try and write a sketch, is to watch and read as many other comedy sketches as you can. Go to the library, borrow books, videos, tapes, records, lock yourself away and watch sketches until they come out of your ears. Study the masters of the art. Research While you're watching, make notes. Getting Started Never sit down in front of a blank sheet of paper. Write the titles at the top of three separate pages, and then, working on all three sketches at the same time, write down everything you can think of connected to each of the three subjects. 1) Choose a setting. Brainstorming Bounce comedy ideas off the people around you. Where do the Ideas Come From? If you're stuck, the best place to go looking for ideas for sketches is in big reference books like, for example, Halliwell's Film Guide. For example, your sketch could be a spoof of: 1) A western? "Put a Spin On It" Working Backwards
Michael Arndt About The 5 Steps He Learned at Pixar to Write a Good Beginning In less than a decade, Michael Arndt went from winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Little Miss Sunshine, to getting nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay with Toy Story 3 for his second credit, and then on working on diverse genres and scales with great success. In other words, Michael Arndt knows what he talks about when it comes to screenwriting. And the good news is that he shared what he learned at Pixar about how to start with a strong and steady beginning for your story, as he was struggling to come up with the right story. This is a great complement to Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules from Emma Coats, and Wall-E‘s screenwriter Andrew Stanton about the clue to great storytelling. In the video, Arndt illustrates his points by using three Pixar films: Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo. Here are the key steps to a good beginning: Step 1: Show Your Hero Doing What They Love Most Step 2: Add a Flaw “But then your character needs one more thing. Step 3: Add a Storm
I’ll Never Ever Look At Books The Same Again After Seeing These Hidden Messages. Wow. It’s very possible that one of your battered old books contains an amazing secret called a “fore-edge painting,” which is an illustration that is hidden on the edge of the pages of the book. The technique allegedly dates back to the 1650s. You can see the painting by bending together the pages of the book, just so you can see a small piece of each page. Autumn by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa So much time and dedication was put into this, the results speak for themselves. Winter by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa There are even books that have double fore-edge paintings, where a different image can be seen by flipping the book over and fanning the pages in the opposite direction. Spring by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa Summer by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa
characters untitled Steve Martin Shows You How to Write a Sketch Show in His Rare TV Special The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.) This might be heresy to some of you, but I just can’t get into the early seasons of SNL. I’m willing to attach this lofty claim to an NBC special entitled Steve Martin: Comedy is Not Pretty. The Absurd Sketch Advertisement There’s not an awful lot of information about Comedy is Not Pretty available on the Internet, but when it is discussed there’s one sketch that seems to get mentioned more than any other, and it is ostensibly a music video for the Marty Robbins song “El Paso.”
Pixar 22 Storytelling Rules Houses Made of Books | BOOK RIOTHouses Made of Books Livio De Marchi is a bonkers-talented Venetian woodworker and sculptor who has created- wait for it- ENTIRE HOUSES made of hand-carved book sculptures. There’s one in Tambre D’Alpago, Italy, Germany, and Japan, and every aspect of the houses are book-themed. The chair looks like book leather and binding, and the dining “furniture” is…BOOKS. Another view of the dining room table and the “book” shelves. Of course you walk through reading glasses to get to it. See more at the artist’s website! And your bookshelves can’t deny.