Category Archives: Humour

Kick Him Out!

CaptureI haven’t posted for a long time, but I had to share this. It is from the funniest book I’ve read in a long time: A Bad Boy’s First Reader written by Frank Bellew and published in New York by G.W. Carleton & Co. in 1881. I got it from a archive of 6,000 historical children’s books digitized and posted online by the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library, which I discovered at Open Culture. Check it out, it’s wonderful!CaptureCapture


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Oh Those Impossible Requests


One Big Happy – January 14, 2014

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I Couldn’t Put it Down


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Early Spelling Rules


January 11, 2014 · 6:15 am

Back to Library Land

Happy New Year Readers! Here at PHRD in Alberta, today is the first day back from our 2-week Christmas break. Since I believe that a periodic change of focus is healthy, I’ve done my best to forget about my day job (and this related blog), which really wasn’t all that difficult with all the activity around this time. Now it’s back to library land, with a fresh tank of mental gas…


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Airmail Redefined…and Again

In case you have not yet heard, Amazon is promising half-hour delivery using drones.

Among the a plethora of parodies, British bookseller Waterstones responds by announcing its new O.W.L. service. (Only just thought about this morning.)


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1901 Nursery Rhyme Parody Showing the Fate of Toys

Nursery Rhymes of Toyland

From Go Comics (Click)

The 1842 rhyme ~

Solomon Grundy
Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
Ill on Thursday
Worse on Friday
Died on Saturday
Buried on Sunday
That is the end of Solomon Grundy.

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