Category: Humor

Perfectly Logical

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Thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson who demonstrates that Irony is the glue that holds civilization together (if not the universe). My only question is whether the flat earth is necessarily round? After all, how can we travel to the four corners of the earth if the world is not square?

Monsieur Pamplemousse and Pommes Frites

4172030Michael Bond died recently and as I was listening to one of the more important obituaries, I was disappointed to hear that Bond was best known for his series of Paddington Bear books. As a kid I’m sure I read at least the first book explaining the origins of Paddington Bear. Perhaps if I hadn’t grown up I might have read the entire series as it was published. But sometime in the early 1980s I was sitting on the floor knitting a pair of socks while my then wife, the librarian, was reading a book and giggling like someone was tickling her unmercifully.

The book was the first Monsieur Pamplemouse novel and instantly immersed my mystery funny-bone in the adventures of Michael Bond’s greatest character: Monsieur Pamplemousse and his well-fed hound Pommes Frites.

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