Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A real children's book for the 21st Century

Following on from campaigns promoting "truth in advertising" and "truth in labelling", we see the trend extending in to other areas, including "truth in children's story books". One of the best examples is:

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 Go the F**k to Sleep is a real book by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes. You can buy the "Go the F**k to Sleep" children's book at Amazon.com.

READER ADVISORY! The book contains rude words. It is NOT a children's book!

Here is the complete book (click on an image to enlarge, then use your "back arrow" to get back to this page)

Adam Mansbach’s novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book
Award, and the bestselling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book
of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The
Believer, Granta, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He is the 2010-11
New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University.

Ricardo Cort├ęs has illustrated books about marijuana, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled
team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair,
Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and on CNN and FOX News.
He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about the history of Coca-Cola and
cocaine. You can see his work at: Rmcortes.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sex Sells Real Estate?

Who would have thought that gold coast real estate agents would stoop to using sex to sell real estate? Who thought up "it comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 onsuites, european appliances and a lingerie model tied up in the bedroom"?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Something for him, something for her

I stumbled across the following magazine, which I can only assume is for the southern belle and her outdoorsy husband. Why spend money buying two magazines like Home & Garden AND Shooters Monthly?

And no, this is NOT a joke, there really is a Garden & Gun magazine and it really does have articles on gardens and on hunting -with a bit of fishing, baking and stories about the Great War of Northern Agression thrown in! Only in America!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More First Aid Videos Everyone Wants to Watch

Abdomenal thrusts or the heimlich maneuver can be a life saver  but sometimes may be difficult to master. Make sure you take a look at this first aid training video.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Show me where the bullies are!

Bullies beware - weak kids have strong friends!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Just when you think you're screwed....

I'm not big on motivational photos and pictures, but sometimes, there's one that just hits the nail on the head.

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