Introducing “the book” (humor)

What was it like when the world upgraded from sheets of paper to books? Well here’s one humorous version of what that must have been like.

(Link from author Douglas Smith )

btw: I’m looking to compile some innovation humor. If this made you think of other skits, cartoons or jokes, please leave a comment.

8 Responses to “Introducing “the book” (humor)”

  1. Faisal N. Jawdat

    “You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?”

    “I don’t know.”

    “Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?”

    “Put it up to eleven.”

    “Eleven. Exactly. One louder.”

    “Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?”

    “[…] These go to eleven.”

  2. Scott (admin)

    Excellent – You get the award for the the first Spinal tap mention ever here.

  3. mpg

    This one made the rounds in our office earlier this week — great piece. For some reason I don’t quite understand, that fact that it’s not in English and is subtitled makes it particularly funny.

    A spiritual ancestor of this piece is, of course, the Xerox “monk” ad form the 70’s: Worth watching again, to ponder where we’ve come from in the past 30-odd years.

  4. Alex

    The clip is in Norwegian (and trust me, the translations don’t do it justice! :), the bottom translation is Danish, before the top translation of English. And I’m in Australia, found this link through my US aggregator. It’s going to be one of those days …

  5. Sean

    The Frantics (canadian radio comedy ca 1980’s ?) had a skit about the romans converting to decimal… ‘twelve, what’s this twelve? If you mean XII, just say it!’


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