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Lewis Carroll wins March Madness Bracket!

The excellent illustration for the WSJ article by Scott Brundage

We’ve already exhausted the ‘March Hare Mad-Hatter-ness’ pun on this blog a few years ago, but Lewis Carroll is making basketball news during the college playoffs! His contributions to bracketology were discussed at length at the Wall Street Journal in two articles: In addition to writing “Alice in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll was a mathematician who… [read full post]

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Pick up where Tenniel left off with this poster and coloring book

What color do you think Alice’s dress should be? This coloring book contains two copies of each of twelve Tenniel illustrations – one in the original black and white to color as you please, and one pre-colored to frame and enjoy. The 12 by 15 inch posters are detachable and the book also contains the… [read full post]

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Hunt the Snark online with easily bent forks (and hope?)

This free kids’ game was added last week at the so-called bestonlinekidsgames.com. We were hoping for an action-packed hunting game on open oceans and strange islands or a shoot-em-up video game in the style of Deer Hunter. (Actually, when you think about it, The Hunting of the Snark has many scenarios that would translate excellently… [read full post]

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Comics and crosswords, both a little mad

Larry in Wonderland
Pearls Before Swine collection by Stephan Pastis

Tidying up some loose ends from 2011, I found a couple of books that still deserve a mention. Comics and crosswords – what more do you need on a Saturday? Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls before Swine Collection gathers together almost a year’s worth of Stephan Pastis’s bizarre parliament of animals. In these strips, which… [read full post]

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Celebration of Mind II – Sign up!

Name the month
Puzzles.com, Copyright 2006 ThinkFun Inc.

Can you change “100” to “CAT” by moving just two of these toothpicks? The above puzzle is probably familiar to many lovers of logic games, but new to the multitude who have not yet made the connection between mathematical problems, visual conundrums, and, of all things, fun. One man who spent a lifetime reaching out to… [read full post]

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Hunt the Snark and other hidden objects in a new free game

Long Leaf's Friends "The Hunting of the Snark"
Long Leaf’s Friends “The Hunting of the Snark”

There’s a new hidden object game proving popular in all the usual online fora. It’s called… The Hunting of the Snark. The story is a little adapted – obviously – and the party encounter two monsters who may or may not be Snarks. It’s a little confusing but the illustrations and sound effects are pleasantly weird… [read full post]

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New LCSNA Martin Gardner Tribute Book Just Released!

Callooh!  Callay!!  We are delighted to announce that the LCSNA has just published a frabjous new book paying tribute to the late, great Martin Gardner–columnist, philosopher, polymath, magician, religious thinker, and author of more than 70 books, including the groundbreaking Annotated Alice. The LCSNA’s beautiful 234-page hardcover is a delightful portmanteau accomplishment, combining entertaining and heartfelt reminiscences… [read full post]

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