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…

Breaking News!

The pope is Catholic! Who knew?

Apparently not the media, who have consistently portrayed the new pope as a progressive who was going to overturn everything Catholics believe about everything. And now Pope Francis goes and does this, and everyone in the media is so confused. "The new pope believes the same things that the old pope believed? How could we have possibly known that?!"

I thought this picture from CatholicMemes was very appropriate given the media response.


Comments

Erica said…
I keep looking at that picture, and I keep thinking "that's a reference to something...what is it a reference to...seems so familiar...so creepy..."
Erica said…
Never mind. I Googled it and...I...I don't even...
Rick said…
You should hear their dubstep song.