What better way to start the week than with a laugh or two? First, we have this report from BookCatcher's Book Publishing News blog that one enterprising publisher has the economic downturn all figured out. They've decided to declare that they are a bank:
"The economy is in a bit of a spot now and this makes it very difficult to sell books," said Mark Young, president of Dolyttle & Seamore. "Rather than take a chance by publishing books that may not sell, we've decided to take the easy route and ask the government to bail us out."
Of course, this is a joke. But it might also be a brilliant way to get some viral attention for their book.
And now for something completely different, but still funny. The Michael Palin for President campaign might have lost the election, but I think they are still happy with the outcome. They recently released this photo taken in front of the U.S. Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square on election day: