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Old Spice Guy Defended Libraries: Top Stories of Summer

In the happiest video of the summer (embedded above), Old Spice spokesmodel Isaiah Mustafa defended libraries in a surreal speech.

Mustafa stole the hearts of millions of Americans with his ads that mix stream-of-consciousness narration with surreal special effects. In the video, he answered librarian Andy Woodworth‘s question–how do you feel about libraries?”

Welcome to our Top Stories of Summer 2010 series. For all our readers returning from summer homes and Caribbean yacht trips, we’ve created a short list of the 15 stories you may have missed during this long, strange summer for the publishing industry.

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