You are probably so sick of the Shit Whatevers Say meme. And you’ve probably already seen this video by Melville House co-publisher Dennis Johnson. But I hadn’t. I’m slow. (That’s why I review children’s books! Because I am DIMWITTED!) And on the off-chance you are too, enjoy. It’s LUUUUMINOUS! HAAAAUNTING!

I’ve watched this thing like 10 times now (I told you: slow) and cannot choose a favorite nugget. Because it is all FUCKING LUMINOUS. But hm, maybe “I’ve been reading these incredible stories by a North Korean fabulist — you probably haven’t heard of him. His stories are all smuggled out of the country, written in blood on potato skins.”


  1. Joanna Brichetto March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Well, I’m slower than you are and SO grateful you found this. I will never, ever write the word luminous again, unless I’m describing a glow-in-the-dark clock face.

  2. Joanna Brichetto March 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Wait. There should be a “Sh*t Children’s Book Reviewers Say,” and I nominate you to make it. Please?

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