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What card should the Queen of Hearts be in a deck of cards?

All ways here you see, are the Three of Clubs’ way!

All ways here you see, are the Three of Clubs’ way! This comes via Reddit’s r/crappydesign, the Comic Sans-loving subreddit devoted to horrifying style and engineering choices. User PingPongPresident found that “in the Disney Villains deck of playing cards, the Queen of Hearts is the three of Clubs.” Just, why?

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Lunch Lady Graphic Novel for Kids References Alice Books

Here’s another report from one of our mimsy minions, this time about a 2009 children’s book called Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady #2 in the series), with fun Carrollian references: “ The plot revolves around an evil librarian and her minions vs. the superhero Lunch Lady and some good kids. The bad… [read full post]

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Alice Pantomime Plays to Sellout Crowds in New Jersey

LCSNA member C.M. Rubin interviewed producer/writer Gareth Jones about Wotcha! Gotcha! A Very British Pantomime that played last week to sellout crowds in Maplewood, NJ.  Billed as “A Ridiculous Romp Through Victorian London,” the family-oriented show combined a host of favorite Victorian-era characters both real and fictional, served up in the tradition of classic (and highly… [read full post]

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Alice in Tumblr-Land Gives Popular Tales a Modern Twist

Author Tim Manley has written a witty new book that reimagines Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other popular fairy tales for today’s social media-obsessed world.  Manley’s take on the tales and their characters tends to be brief, with tongue firmly in cheek. If the concept tickles your funny bone, click me to find out more. Also:… [read full post]

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Nonsensical Advice From An Old Alice Cookbook

If you’re into all things Alice, and cooking as well, you might enjoy reading this write-up about an out-of-print but amusing Alice-themed cookbook. In addition to eccentric recipes, the book is liberally “peppered” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) with quotes from two of Lewis Carroll’s works: Feeding the Mind, and Hints for Etiquette, or Dining Out… [read full post]

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Vintage Muppet Show Clip Offers Young Brooke Shields as Alice

Memory lane is strewn with many curious things, including Wonderland-themed musical numbers from various television shows.  Here, in Episode 506 of The Muppet Show, a young and charming Brooke Shields (whose singing has improved significantly since this very early effort) plays the role of Alice in a musical number about her trip down the rabbit… [read full post]

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Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar Defies UK Smoking Ban

From the “You can’t make this stuff up (unless maybe you’re Lewis Carroll)” Department comes this entertaining news item from the UK.  It seems a florist in Blackburn had a wooden figure of the Disney Caterpillar in her store’s window display, complete with a faux hookah.  A local protection officer was walking by the shop,… [read full post]

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Simpsons Halloween Intro Includes Lisa as Alice

For those of you out there who are not regular watchers of the long-running (and frequently brilliant) animated series The Simpsons, we have a treat (not a trick) for you.  This year, for the Simpson’s 24th annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween special, they’ve enlisted noted film director Guillermo Del Toro to put his own bizarre… [read full post]

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Alice Sight Gag in Twilight Parody Film

If you haven’t already seen this clip (or the film from which it comes), one of our UK mimsy minions pointed out that this parody of the Twilight series included a brief (and semi-violent) sight gag cameo from Alice.  Perhaps the makers of Vampires Suck will next turn their attention to spoofing Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  Unless… [read full post]

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