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Amelia Bedelia’s First Run-in With Interpol

                      No, it’s not the title of our latest Amelia Bedelia book. But if you needed yet another reminder of how deeply embedded she is in our national consciousness, here it is. Jon Stewart, take it away (the good part starts at 1:15 or so)! Careful […]

More Moose merriment

Cast, crew, and voice talent met at Paul O. Zelinsky’s home to screen the Z Is for Moose trailer, and a fine time was had by all. Paul served an alphabetic feast to his unsuspecting guests. Hey, what’s that stuff in the middle of the table? P.S. If you admire Paul’s shirt and would like to purchase […]

Oh, no . . . what’s Moose doing NOW?

Paul O. Zelinsky and Kelly Bingham invited a couple of friends to celebrate the publication of Z Is for Moose. But unfortunately they forgot to reckon with Moose. . . . Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share […]

Scarier than Rip Taylor’s Toupee

It’s Friday the thirteenth; the first Friday the thirteenth since last May and the last until this April [edit–there’s a third in July]! We were reminded of the awesome wonderfulness of the words “triskaidekaphobia” (fear of 13) and “paraskevidekatriaphobia” (fear of Friday the thirteenth) and various other scary things, and we thought it’d be fun […]

Grrr . . .

This week we read a story about a man in California who’s started a campaign to stamp out the word “awesome.”     We wish him luck! Turns out, though, we have a few candidates of our own—words we’d like to stamp out, vaporize, wipe out of the lexicon. Here are our staff picks for […]