Friday, February 22, 2008

no justice for norton juster.



and where is The Phantom Tollbooth?!



harumph.

8 comments:

P H said...

I remember buying a penny paperback copy of Peter Pan a few years ago, reading it for the first time, and believing it was one of the best childhood action/adventure tales I'd ever picked up.

Of course, it REALLY helps that the main character is named Peter, and that he is (by rule) the fastest, strongest, and smartest.

soulspeak23 said...

i'm sorry that I've never heard of the Phantom Tollbooth but I had to share this: http://www.holyshitake.com/archives/2005/06/maple_baknlava.html
and this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0811832392/ref=nosim/chineseameric-20

missy&chrissy. said...

ph - i hope i don't upset you by saying this, but peter pan has always creeped me out. perhaps its b/c i'm only watched the disney movie and never read the book?

ss23 - i can't access the full links! my guess is they involve bacon, for which i forgive you not knowing about the phantom tollbooth

P H said...

i'm not gonna lie, M&C, Peter Pan is definitely right up there in the pantheon of highly creepy Disney characters. Little sprightly boy who doesn't mind knocking shit over as he flies around the room for no reason AND comes to you only when you're sleeping through your giant dark window? I mean, come on.

The book is much better, but still very weird in that way that old Grimm fairy tales are. I won't deny it.

Chuckles said...

I wrote a post that was a total reference to the Phantom Tollbooth that made fun of a friend of mine.

Also, I started reading the Phantom Tollbooth when I was in third grade because I thought it was a Doctor Who book. I stopped when I the Doctor never showed up.

soulspeak23 said...
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soulspeak23 said...

http://www.holyshitake.com/archives/2005/06/maple_baknlava.html
and this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0811832392/ref=nosim/chineseameric-20

if you still can't get it, send me your e-mail and i'll send it that way. And it is indeed bacon related!!

missy&chrissy. said...

ph - it seems like we might have to read the original story then.

although captain hook totally saves the disney version from being too horrible (that crocodile is pretty cool too)..

chuckles - so are you saying you hate the p. tollbooth? give it another try!

ss23 - i will email you for the links! anything for new bacon information. =]