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…

Debate Highlights

Well, all the the presidential debates have now happened. If you missed them and didn't get to watch, here are the highlights from all the debates. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. They're all in hip hop format. (For those for whom it may be an issue, the first video contains a word that is considered offensive. I would rate it PG. )

First Presidential Debate

Vice Presidential Debate

Town Hall Debate

Third Presidential Debate


Erica said…
I would post the Rap Battles version of the debate, but it's more along the lines of rated R, being political gansta rap and all that. XD