Tuesday, September 28, 2004

2000 Year Old Man Goes to School

Things that make me go hmmm...
Business Wire reports:

HarperCollins Children's Books announced today that it has acquired world rights to publish The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School by award-winning comedians, actors, writers and directors Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.

The 2000 Year Old Man Goes to School stars Brooks' and Reiner's classic character, the 2000 Year Old Man, created while working on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" with Reiner as an interviewer and Brooks an old-timer born in 40 B.C. In this hilarious picture book version pitched for young school children, the 2000 Year Old Man comes to a classroom for an unforgettable show-and-tell exhibit. Through a question and answer session with the children in the class, the 2000 Year Old Man shares his worldly wisdom on everything from what school lunches were like in the Stone Age (terrible--you had to catch your food before you could eat it!), to how he did his homework (he had to literally build a home!), to how he got around (Fear! When a sabre tooth tiger was after him it made him move very quickly!).
"We are thrilled to be publishing two of the greatest comic geniuses and have the opportunity to introduce children to this world renowned character," said Jackson

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