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My own sewing plans got a little derailed this week, as I had promised to help with costumes for the Middle School play, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.   155 more words

Politics and Little Green Men

If you were to encounter a little green man, why on earth would you  assume he was an alien from another planet? For all you know he could be Oompa Loompa who accidentally fell into a vat of lime Jell-O; I’m sure that’s a definite job hazard in the candy and dessert industry.   140 more words

talk like a pirate yin/yang

yin: i find myself at the home depot, not even having realized i was lost. mo is buying spray paint to support her habit, so i’m wandering aimlessly. 105 more words


Willie Wonka, Independence, and the iPad

At 5 1/2 years old, my son finally watched Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  This isn’t because I’ve tried to shield him from emotional trauma of Oompa Loompas, but because this was the first time that he wanted to watch it.   515 more words


Macaroni Critique: The Donald Trump Combover

If you don’t read this article right now there will be hell toupee. 468 more words

just another work conversation, part 28

me: i don’t think it’s safe that all the copy editors are sitting next to each other today. what if there’s a bomb? the entire rim would be wiped out. 32 more words


Goodbye, Mr. Wonka

Willy Wonka died on Monday, August 29th. Yes, I know his name was Gene Wilder, but stick with me here. For most of us in our mid-forties at this time, Wilder’s portrayal of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a significant piece of our childhood. 1,437 more words