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Who are you? Roger Daltrey to voice the Caterpillar in “Once Upon a Time” Wonderland special

Roger Daltrey, the Caterpillar
Roger Daltrey, the Caterpillar

Roger Daltrey, former lead singer of The Who, is to lend his voice to the Caterpillar in a Wonderland-themed episode of the ABC show Once Upon a Time. The executive producers of the show apparently said that The Who’s rock opera “Tommy” was “a huge inspiration for the show,” so, who could be better, really?… [read full post]

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Management Strategies from the Mad Hatter

Would you take lessons in business management from the Mad Hatter? Charles Jennings, British “thought leader” and learning and performance consultant thinks that might not be such a bad idea. In a January blog post Managers and Mad Hatters: Work that Stretches, Jennings takes events from tea party and turns them into lessons in leadership… [read full post]

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Comics and crosswords, both a little mad

NYT Mad Hatter Crosswords
NYT Mad Hatter Crosswords

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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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing

Your watch may be stuck at 6 o’clock tea time, but it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right? New Holland Brewing out of Holland, Michigan, has a new beer called Mad Hatter India Pale Ale. Dry-hopped for a distinctive, floral hop aroma; subtly balanced with delicious malt notes. Pairings: spicy dishes, greens and aged cheese. 12.5°… [read full post]

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Alice in a Gas Mask Toy created by Linkin Park’s rapper

Disney and MINDstyle are collaborating on a toy collection this Spring called the Mad Hatter Project, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of their 1951 Alice in Wonderland movie. There will be toys designed by artists Gary Baseman, Ron English and Mike Shinoda. The latter, who is the rapper and songwriter for the rock band… [read full post]

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Occupational Hazard

Rebecca Shawyer with “Occupational Hazard”

Congratulations to Rebecca Shawyer, an artist from Cable Bay, New Zealand, for winning the People’s Choice Award at the 2010 Portage Ceramic Awards. Linda Laird reports in the The Northern Advocate: Ms Shawyer’s version of Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter is called “Occupational Hazard”, a delightful, and according to the judges “slightly disturbing”, figure which made… [read full post]

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We’re mad as hatters down in Hatteras

The October 2010 issue of the tri-quarterly poetry  journal Blue Unicorn ($7), out of Kensington, California, contains an Alice-themed sonnet, “Hatteras Time,” by Gregory Perry. It has a quotation from Alice and the Hatter’s conversation on time as its epigram. The poem begins “We’re mad as hatters down in Hatteras.”  Ruth Berman reports that the piece “draws on… [read full post]

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