National Pet Week: Unconventional Pets in Picture Books
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In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young. (goodreads.com)
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Gordon Shumway, last known survivor from the planet Melmac, crash-lands his spaceship into the Tanner family's suburban garage. Willie dubs him "ALF", short for Alien Life Form. The Tanners decide to take ALF in as a member of the family. (source)Nope. Didn't even remember that ALF's real name was Gordon. Kind of lame but okay. Still, I know I liked the show. I think.
A new girl in town must unravel the mystery of Lisa Randolf, who fell off a cliff under strange circumstances, and, left paralyzed, is so terrified over the incident that she refuses to speak. (fantasticfiction.co.uk)OMG is Lucius Malfoy the culprit??? AVADA KEDAVRA!!! You now, if it were me and I fell off a cliff I'd probably refuse to speak about the incident too. I wouldn't want to sit down to tea (because coffee is disgusting, I'm a tea drinker) and be all like, "So that day when I went ass over tea kettle down that cliff face . . ."
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David Mejia, an attorney for one of the boys, said the decision to withdraw the motion had nothing to do with public sentiment and online attention to the case.
He said the purpose of the motion had been to enforce the law that protects juveniles and their actions from disclosure.
"The horse is out of the barn," he said. "Nothing is bringing it back." (source)I think Mr. Lawyer missed the point. Rapists are rapists regardless of age and don't deserve to hide behind the anonymity of age and juvenile court. Those worthless fucks exposed all of Savannah to the entire world and they should be awarded the benefit of protection? I sometimes wonder how defense attorneys sleep at night.
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After her friend Allen dies, his mother gives Lucy Monroe some of his belongings, including a videotape that contains evidence of a crime--evidence someone will do anything to destroy. (fantasticfiction.co.uk)Ah. It appears dumbasses were videotaping their illegal activities long before YouTube came around. Nice to know people haven't actually gotten dumber; they've just acquired more access. Perhaps the perpetrator should be less worried about destroying and more concerned about their life of crime in general. Maybe it's not working out.