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Oompa-Loompas Sought in Assault Case

Police in Norwich, Norfolk, England, are looking for two Oompa-Loompas in connection with an assault on a 28-year-old man, who was left with cuts, bruises, and two black eyes. The man was assaulted as he was leaving a kebab shop. “Police are seeking a group of four people, two of whom were dressed as Oompa-Loompas, who [...]

Home Libraries of the Rich and Famous

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Here’s a great children’s book (that you are welcome to buy for my kid, and I thank you in advance). Andrew Kolb has reinterpreted David Bowie’s [...]

Cartman’s Favorite Snack & Other Fictional Products That Became Real

In honor of South Park’s 15-year anniversary, the world will finally have the opportunity to watch the show while munching on their very own bag of Eric Cartman’s favorite snack – Cheesy Poofs. The orange, synthetic cheese-based treats will be handed out at this year’s Comic-Con and will be sold in retail stores soon. That got me [...]

Great Books by Morally Questionable Authors

If you’re a bookworm like I am then you’ll probably love this collection of books we love written by people we probably wouldn’t. Yeah, Roald Dahl’s on the list, right alongside a Nobel winner, a couple of notable poets, and a German metaphysical philosopher. We like to think of our favorite writers as people we would [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Authors Who Tried Scriptwriting

During the holiday season, I was doing some research for a story and discovered that the uber-sarcastic Dorothy Parker did some work on the script for the saccharine and sappy It’s a Wonderful Life (that’s not a slam, by the way, I love that movie). Apparently lots of famous writers have put in their time [...]