Sorry guys I meant to post this last weekend, but it slipped my mind. Pixar artist and story supervisor Josh Cooley has created an awesome series of R-rated movies scenes drawn in the style of a cute kid’s book.
At Berks Animal Rescue League (their site is currently suffering the Reddit hug-of-death, so give it a while) in Berks County, Pa, there is a great program that lets kids read books to the sheltered cats.
The program is called Book Buddies, and as you can see above, it looks like the sweetest thing in the world. Books are a very healthy hobby and I’m always recommending reading to anyone I know. It’s also a very nice thing to do for cats who require some love and attention. To find a great way for kids to read books like this is genius, and hopefully some more animal shelters can find interesting and beneficial ways to get people involved while also enriching the lives of animals that are waiting for a home.
The death of Diana was one that was watched and felt around the world. The marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton was one that was celebrated around the world. And the birth of their firstborn son, George, was one anticipated around the world.
It’s no secret that the UK’s royal family is a fascinating study to those on the outside. We all want a glimpse into what it’s like, what’s at the heart of it, and how these people live their lives.
A new eBook from author Angela Levin delves into these thoughts and more. Diana’s Baby: Kate, William, and the Repair of a Broken Family is a profile of the royal family from the birth of Prince William to the exciting events that happened last week, primarily focusing on the implications that young George will have on raising the hopeful spirits of the royal family.
To read a further description, visit emBooks.
Each and everyday, I get a few user submitted entries that I glance over. Most of them are links or videos and some of them are incredibly interesting and funny. Occasionally, though, there’s that one entry that I get that piques my interest and makes me say, “What is this? What the hell did I just read? Dear lord, I need to read more.”
Such is the case of Pius Johnson and his new book Pious. Touting himself as the “Stephen Hawking of Fiction” and “the world’s first special needs author”, Johnson’s book is a semi-autobiographical story of a young man who escapes a special care facility. It’s dark, humorous and violent.
The tragedy that Pious Johnson was given up aged five and locked up in some of the worst care homes imaginable is one thing. The second is the reason; Down Syndrome. “It just wasn’t acceptable back then, I guess, especially in polite society,” says Pious Johnson the 35 year old writer who just got out of a life in secure care. “For most of my adolescence I, like all the other residents, was force-fed sedatives each morning, and the locks, I soon realised, were there for the abusers to work in privacy and so we couldn’t get out and tell anyone,” he laments. However Pius learnt to reject the medication and create art in secrecy. “I wrote down what they did to me and others every day, there were a lot of stories, and naturally over the years my writing developed.” He kept this diary throughout his life where much of the material for the book “Pious” was extracted. “When I saw the Shawshank Redemption I felt my own story was on several floors below. It makes American Psycho look like Peter Pan and will probably be banned. But that doesn’t matter as long as a few people get it first,” he says. “Pious” is out now and available for the first time here … and you can check out his site here www.piusjohnson.com
In fact, the Amazon description specifically reads: “WARNING: This book contains senseless acts of brutal violence, gore, sex, and swearing. It is a document of monumental idiot savagery. Please do not read this book if you are easily offended underage, lack a sense of humor or object to able-bodied people being hurt very badly.”
Johnson’s plans, if the novel is successful, are to turn the book into a play and then a film.
So what caught my attention? In his submission, Johnson offered up these as potential headlines and sub-headlines.
Heading Suggestion: The Stephen Hawking of Violence
Sub: The Rage Novel just went Full Retard by world’s first Special Needs Author.
Well, this is just bloody brilliant.
Penguin publishing has just re-released five of George Orwell’s classic books, which include 1984, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, Homage to Catalonia, and Politics and the English Language.
This clever cover for 1984 was done by typographer and designer David Pearson. It is, quite frankly, perfect.
Litographs is a print company that originally started out by screen printing posters of books by using the text of the book itself. Well, it seems that now they’ve decided to start making t-shirts as well!
With Christmas coming up, you finally have something awesome to give for the bibliophile in your life! Check out Litographs’ Kickstarter, as well as the rest of the designs here.
Well, your mouth anyway because FL Fowler has created the raunchiest chicken parody cookbook you’ll ever read. Although the book started making the rounds on the internet back in September, the trailer was just released a few days ago. And, in my humble expert opinion, anytime is the right time for a shirtless man to make tying up a chicken erotic.