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Samuel L. Jackson to Voters: Wake the F–k Up!

In a political ad that parodies the hilariously relatable “children’s book” Go the F–k to Sleep (itself a parody of classics like Goodnight Moon), go-to-narrator Samuel L. Jackson tells voters, in no uncertain terms, to “wake the f–k up.”

The pro-Obama ad was actually written by the Go the F–k to Sleep author Adam Mansbach and funded by the Jewish Council for Education and Research (JCER). In the video, Jackson (who also happens to have been the narrator for the audiobook version of Mansbach’s hit), helps a young girl and her family “wake the f–k up” to the realization that a vote for Obama is the only sensible choice.

So if you have a moment for some amusing political ranting, join little Susie on her adventure: Read more

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Author’s Best-Selling Children’s Book Hasn’t Come Out Yet

Adam Mansbach‘s forthcoming children’s book started as a post on Facebook. In October 2011, the book will be released. The book is already a bestseller, topping the Amazon list. The book is called Go the F *** to Sleep. Awesome.

According to the NY Times, Mansbach, who has written books called Angry Black White Boy and The End of the Jews, first thought of the book in June 2010 after his own two-year-old wouldn’t go to bed. He spoke publicly about the book a couple of weeks ago, that launched it on Twitter, and he sent around a PDF that went viral, and bam! Number one status.

The book is filled with the poetry of an exhausted parent, like:

All the kids from day care are in dreamland.
The froggie has made his last leap.
Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom.
You know where you can go? The fuck to sleep.

I’m not a parent, but I am an aunt. I feel you Adam.

[via Sterling PR]