Spoof of the National Book Award snafu -- VIDEO

The National Book Awards nomination debacle — which began when the National Book Foundation mistakenly named Shine by Lauren Myracle as a contender for the young adult category instead of Chime by Franny Billingsley — is so ridiculous that it naturally invites parody. This video, animated in the text-to-voice style of the Xtranormal series of GEICO ads, spoofs the incident pretty much by recounting what actually happened. See the video below!

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  • tom_seaward@yahoo.com

    Is this one of those spoofs that indicate graphic designers have way too much time on their hands? I can’t breath, I’m laughing so loud.

    • Marleni

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  • Leah

    The whole situation makes me nauseous. This was pretty funny but the best would have to be Libba Bray’s blog post on live journal about the whole snafu. I hope Shine becomes a best seller after all this – it and its fabulous offer deserve no less.

  • m1

    I love spoof videos, ESPECIALLY this one.

  • sue

    Read SHINE; it’s a really good thought -provoking finish-it-in-one-sitting mystery. (I haven’t read CHIME yet- I’m on hold at the lbrary. Hard to see how it could be more deserving of honors and awards than SHINE, though…)

    • Josue

      leeburgos on February 28, 2011 thanx man i lost the main metore and only had the 2nd metore got it all running again

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