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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (or Be Good So The Candyman Doesn't Get You)

I don’t have a clear recollection of the first time I ever watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. As memory serves, it just seemed to show up on our television unbidden and suck me into it’s insanity for awhile. 481 more words

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"I'm helpless like a rich man's child"

I was reading an advice column in Money Magazine recently that contained tips for rich parents on how to raise their children so they do not turn out selfish, spoiled, and entitled. 513 more words


Raiders of the Lost Toyline: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

*For every Toyline that takes hold like Star Wars or My Little Pony, there are many that never get beyond their first steps, and quickly die out. 1,294 more words

Toy Reviews

Willy Wonka strikes moralism.

“But Charlie, don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.”

“What happened?”

He lived happily ever after.”


Sanctifying the Divine Name through Chocolate and Coffee: Thoughts for Fair Trade Shabbat

In Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the popular film version Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka manufactures his product with the dedicated labor of the… 165 more words

Guest Post: Samantha Braham

Thanks to Sam Braham for being the latest UK Krampus Crackers author to guest on this blog,¬†revealing the inspiration behind her flash fiction, what she has in common with Bridget Jones, and her dream of living with the Oompa-Loompas… … 1,047 more words

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