Behold, The Power of Pop
Sometimes, all it takes to win over a kid is an exchange like this:
Kid: I need a copy of The Outsiders.
Me: Sure, I'll show you were to find it. [we walk together to the spinning racks of paperbacks.] Okay, what have we got here, Hinton, Hinton, Hinton. Well, here's Taming The Star Runner, which is sort of like Homestar Runner, but different.
Kid [flabbergasted]: You like Homestar Runner?
Me [using best Strongbad voice and finding his book at the same time]: Yes, of course I love Homestar! And I love The Outsiders! Have you heard my album? It is the greatest of all time! Oh, and here's your book.
Kid [rapid-fire]: Thanks! I haven't heard it yet. Do you have it here? Do you read the Strongbad e-mails? I once wrote to him, and he wrote back, but didn't really answer my question. This library is way better than I thought. [to his friend, sotto voce, as they walk away] She's actually kind of cool.
Me [silently]: Yesssss!
Totally baffled? Try the Homestar Wiki. Goodness, but the Internet so rules.