October 26, 2011

"Readers can expect to learn more about some the world's craziest and nastiest animals."

"The animals in the book are all fabulously unusual in some way; my book sheds light on these creatures. Expect to be terrified of nature, yet in awe at the same time. And oh, laughs galore--apparently, my talent for wildlife narration has translated well to the printed page, love!"

"The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger"
is so inherently YouTube that it's hard to figure out how Randall will work as a book. Do you read it out loud in that voice?

But think about how bookselling works these days. The book is a media event, an occasion for appearances on various radio and TV shows. Remember, book is also a verb. And who wouldn't want to book Randall? And therefore it makes commercial sense to publish Randall's book, even if all people really want is to watch hisYouTube videos.

13 comments:

Bob said...

The obvious solution is to have CD or digital versions of the book, read by Randall.

E.M. Davis said...

Funny, but I don't give a shit.

edutcher said...

Any baby boomer understands this.

When there were Westerns in the 50s about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie and Kit Carson, kids all rushed to the library to read about them.

Same thing.

Pastafarian said...

"Do you read it out loud in that voice?"

Actually, that's how I read all of J's comments: I read them out loud, in Randall's nasty-ass voice. It makes them much more bearable.

"Look at that satanist LDS perp. He's so nasty."

Toby said...

Isn't this the perfect opportunity to build one of those interactive Ipad books? You could poke the honey badger & watch him try to attack you through the screen!

Joe said...

I found it annoying; he makes the classic comedic mistake of taking something funny and dragging it out. He ends up repeating himself.

EDH said...

Honey Badger doesn't give shit, he'll just "go Galt".

“You do all the work for us honey badger and we’ll just eat whatever you find, how’s that? What do you say, stupid?” Look at this bird. “Thanks for the treat, stupid!” “Hey, come back here” says the honey badger. Birds don’t care, and you know what, the jackals do it, too. Look at these little dogs. They’re like, “Thanks, Stupid! Thanks for the mouse! See ya later!” The honey badger does all the work while these other animials just pick up the scraps.

Titus said...

The narration of that video if fucking hilarious.

The honey badger is a tough fucker and he doesn't give a shit.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Badgers? We don't need no estinkin' badgers.

Alex said...

You want really nasty creatures?

Giant centipede eating mouse

That is not a creature you want anywhere in a 50mile radius of you!

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Alex

Very freaky indeed. One of those things gets near me and they meet their demise with the spade.

wv - boarp

Thats some good beer, boarp.

Akai_Tsuki said...

Isn't this the perfect opportunity to build one of those interactive Ipad books? You could poke the honey badger & watch him try to attack you through the screen!
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Akai_Tsuki said...

The obvious solution is to have CD or digital versions of the book, read by Randall.
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