To celebrate the birthday of Mr William Shakespeare, the Royal Mail decided to dedicate some postboxes to the bard. They wrote quotes from his famous play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on postboxes across the country but failed to notice the irony of their mistake.
Anyone who has read or seen the tragedy would know that the plight of the poor youngsters may have been prevented if a letter had arrived on time. Their deaths were at the hands of a late delivery! Perhaps Royal Mail had neglected to remember that fact when they chose this play over LITERALLY ANY OTHER.
Twitter became awash with snarky comments from ‘um actually’ types who couldn’t wait to let Royal Mail know their mistake.
It’s Shakespeare’s birthday today, so to mark the occasion we’ve decorated a postbox! Lead actors from ‘Romeo & Juliet’ are here next to the postbox, which features quotes from some of Shakespeare's most famous work #Shakespearesbirthday #postbox cc @TheRSC pic.twitter.com/IocmUutc4V— Royal Mail (@RoyalMail) April 23, 2018
Did anybody there actually read the play? The entire point of the last two acts is that the letter is too late. The whole tragedy is a bloody advertisement for texting.— Jeanthejust (@Jeanthejust) April 23, 2018
Maybe Shakespeare wrote R&J primarily as a cautionary tale about substandard mail delivery. Authorial intent is so notoriously hard to determine.— Eric Johnson (@OSShakespeare) April 23, 2018
Or maybe the point is R&J didn’t use Royal Mail & look where they ended up 😧— Spokes(wo)man (@Spokes_wo_man) April 24, 2018
Prithee doth not leaveth mine own parcels outside, lest I receiveth not. Thanketh thee.— WanksyWarhol (@uniquedvdsleeve) April 23, 2018
I have often claimed that the real tragedy of R&J is clerical postal error.— David H. Adler (@frobisher) April 24, 2018
Walden Grove High School’s dance team have been very busy these past few years with creative and fun dance routines based on their favourite books. Currently going viral, especially among Harry Potter fans, is their latest dance that follows Harry’s journey from the cupboard under the stairs to his final fight with Voldemort.
The talented, young dancers have also appeared on America’s Got Talent, dancing as characters from The Wizard of Oz, impressing both the audience and the judges to go through to the next round.
Check out their amazing dance routines below!
Well, you shall wait no longer, as some clever internet folk have cobbled together some clever funnies for your amusement.
Check them out…
There are a handful of works that do a particularly good job at inspiring readers to follow the journeys laid out among the pages — particularly travel novels. Iconic authors like Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Tom Wolfe and many others used writing as a way to document their adventures on the open road, and in some ways, seek out answers to life’s greatest questions.
We have grabbed any literary adaptation or movie inspired by literature from their list for your amusement but make sure you pop over to their site to see more!
We put together a batch of some of the best bookish art we have come across on our internet travels- most of the artists have remained elusive despite our efforts to Google reverse image search… If any of you know who any of the artists are- just let us know and we will credit!
Some people have decided that bookshelves are so last century and have been attempting some daring and kooky shelving options. Books can now be dangled, strung up, float on invisible shelves, be shoved in some foam padding, or displayed like an arty picture. Anything constitutes a shelf now: pipes, crates, a knife block- the ultimate recycling.
Check out some of the ridiculous idea below and see if you fancy adopting one of these shelving ideas!