Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Crescent Rolls and Islamic Terrorism

"In 1686 the Turks besieging Budapest built underground tunnels to gain access to the city. Bakers, who were up all night working, overheard the attackers and warned the city in time for a successful defense. In recognition of their service, the city gave the bakers a patent to make this commemorative pastry." ( The Horizon Cookbook Vol. II. Wendy Buehr, ed.)

So the next time you bite into a flaky, tasty croissant, remember that you are commemorating a great Christian victory over Islamic terrorism. Yummy.


Anonymous said…
All the Lands of Christendom need to unite under one flag and finish what the Muslims started at the Crusades.

Anonymous said…
Oh and I don't trust Snape