Joking about Literature

Everybody loves to laugh, and book nerds like me (and maybe you, since you read this blog) are not immune to a good joke, especially when it’s about literature and books. Earlier today, I found a video of Nick Offerman (who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation) essentially spoiling a bunch of books kids might have been required to read over the summer and it made me laugh.

WARNING: There are spoilers, so if you don’t like spoilers, don’t watch the video. 


Ah Youtube, what a wonderful place to get lost and watch all kinds of strange, strange videos. The next video I’m going to post is an Epic Rap Battle of History between Dr. Seuss and Shakespeare. This is by far my favorite Epic Rap Battle. 


There’s also a great (and kind of old) clip on Youtube of Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson doing a skit about Shakespeare and the play Hamlet in 1989. 


This is a hilarious clip by Cracked.Com about stuff that MUST have happened, involving Ayn Rand and L. Ron Hubbard. 


These are just a few of the many, many, many videos available on Youtube for your enjoyment that joke about the literary world. If you have any favorites, please link them below for us to watch and discuss!

– Amanda Riggle

Amanda Riggle

Amanda Riggle

Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.
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