Samuel L. Jackson reads “Go the F**k to Sleep”

Remember when Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés went viral courtesy of a pirated pdf of the book and, consequently, took the number one spot in Amazon prior to its release? I’ll take “vaguely” for an answer, because that’s about as much as I paid attention to the story at the time. This is, after all, a book for parents and the only thing I’ve ever been nursing is a hangover. I guess there’s some common ground there, both states being self-induced and that. But I digress.

To celebrate the release of the book they’ve also released a 6 minute audiobook on Audible, completely free of charge for a limited time. And as the caption might have led you to believe, it is indeed voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, the go-to man for all your NSFW needs.

If audiobooks aren’t to your liking, here’s the whole thing in a convenient video clip format. Reading starts around one minute.

According to Mansbach, there might be a Werner Herzog rendition in the works as well. We’ll see how that pans out, the impersonations of Herzog reading various children’s books that have been making the rounds for some time now might have already exhausted the comedy value to its full extent (1,2,3).

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Herzog’s live rendition is online. Check it out here, but be warned: it is a live reading and there are is live audience.


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Lady Penelope up for grabs

An original Lady Penelope puppet from the Thunderbirds television programmes is to be sold at Bonhams and is expected to fetch up to £10,000. Original head with internal electrical mechanism revealed by removable back section and wires and puppeteer’s controls included. Equally fascinating and terrifying.

The sale is on 29 June in Knightsbridge, London.


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Some guys are bigger than others.


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For the love of Miami Vice #9

Hit the beach with Castillo.

Cover of Love

Kathleen Hanna. Such a legend. Watch the whole thing, I promise it’ll be worth it.


You just don’t get it, do you?


1820s singing bird pistols

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From Christie’s

Aurel Bacs, International Head of the Watch Department, shares his passion and knowledge of the only known matching pair of gold and enamel singing bird pistols, to be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Important Watches sale on 30 May 2011. Among the most valuable and important works of art remaining in private hands, the value and ingenuity of these pistols are beyond description and must be seen and heard to be truly appreciated.