When I was a kid, I loved “Weird Al” Yankovic. I had his “In 3D” album memorized, particularly “Nature Trail to Hell.”
It was comedy AND musical genius.
What greater favor could I do for my children than to expose them to “Weird Al” Yankovic?
The story has to do with a kid who is talking in front of his class about what he wants to be when he grows up. He has all kinds of interesting career paths charted.
The best part of the app is, it’s interactive. So you can tilt or swipe and make stuff happen.
The best, best part of the app is, it has some pretty fun minigames that go along with the story. There’s a snail race, a gorilla massage and a tarantula shaver. They’re pretty easy, but also pretty funny. The downside is, sometimes we get so involved with the games, we forget to finish the book.
My coworkers are going to kill me for ever having come across this. Because, you know, I make it yip-yip-yip in the office all the time.
In case you don’t remember, the Sesame Street martians are those two-headed guys who are learning Earth-talk. They are often terrified by everyday objects like telephones, clocks and computers.
As am I!
The app features a variety of phrases spoken by the martians. My favorites refer to “coffee” and “email.”
If you’re fast enough, you can select a martian phrase for almost any situation in life. I downloaded the 99-cent “office’ add-on, just for this purpose: “status report, status report!”
There’s also a question-and-answer capacity, where a yes-no query will receive a response only a martian could configure.
Invest the 99 cents. You won’t regret it.
Your coworkers will, though.