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…

Election 2008: The Aftermath

Okay, I know I said that this was a very serious, highbrow, and pretentious blog and that I wasn't going to post any more silly things just becuase I thought they were funny. But this is breaking news, and must be seen...

Comments

William said…
Are you telling me you actually voted for a big party candidate instead of wasting your vote on some random libertarian?! Wow Rick, you have changed!
Erica said…
I made Dale watch it...
Pretty much hilarious XD
Xindaeltal said…
I can't blame him. He was trying to stop Obama.
Rick said…
For the record, I wasn't voting against Obama or for McCain. I was voting for Sarah Palin. Sure she's no Ron Paul, but look at those glasses!