Life has been crazy lately. Busy, but beyond that: crazy. I blame the raspberry lollypops and smoke inhalation from Friday, but that might only explain part of it… So to salute this, tonight there’s a bit of a theme here in the Liberry – we’re exploring the crazy and kooky out there in Internet-land (which yes, I realise, is a big enough tautology to trip over.) In all their slightly-disturbing glory, don your straightjackets and embrace this week’s giggly lunatic links…
1) The best kind of Crazy is a Philanthropic Crazy. Actually, the VERY best kind of Crazy is a Philanthropic Crazy who dresses like a Viking warrior… yeah, meet this guy. His name is Hercules Invictus (really, it is) and he goes to schools and libraries, dressed like something out of a movie, and has various mythic activities that ‘encourage children in several positive ways’.(Actually I think they’re so stunned by a grown man dressing like something from Hercules and Xena for a living they completely forget how to misbehave). Think of him as that weird creepy uncle you never liked visiting, plus Battleaxe… actually, I think it’s kind of sweet. Plus it probably makes fundamental religious nuts uncomfortable, and I really love that!
2) Have you read “I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen”? How about “Drawing and Painting the Undead”? (Or indeed, my personal favourite, “If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs”…) Get stuck into the year’s craziest titles with the BookSeller.com’s shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Guaranteed to raise eyebrows when reading on crowded trains! Or at least give you a good 2 minutes of chat-up-the-bookish-girl/guy-at-work ammunition…you’re welcome.
3) Finally, the creme-de-la-creme of the Crazy world, care of the kind folks at YouTube: the Crazy Cat Lady. This one’s a crazy Russian cat lady too – double points! In one way, it’s sort of sweet: but see if you can get the image of the crazy cat-flinging Simpsons lady out of your head!