Lemony Snicket deconstructed and reconstructed

There’s a lot of talk around today about Lauren Conrad’s youtube video showing how to cut up books and use the spines to build a storage container. It seems that the tv star (? I’ve never heard of her, but wikipedia says she’s real) posted a how-to video on youtube, using books from A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). After nearly 2,000 dislikes, she took it down.  Slate Magazine is running an article about this bizarre craft. Blogger J. Bryan Lowder’s take on this is a lot of fun, but the very very best part is Lemony Snicket’s reponse:

It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence.  What a relief it is to see this documented.

I love his twistiness.

Read about it at  Slate or Galleycat.

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