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To Kill A Mockingbird — banned

When I was a little boy, I had a few heroes. I loved Horatio Hornblower, Cyrano de Bergerac, Batman, and Atticus Finch. They were, in a certain sense, role models for me then like the Kardashians are for today’s children.

Imagine my disappointment in learning than a school is banning To Kill A Mockingbird because it makes people uncomfortable.

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


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Posted by on October 14, 2017 in Barry rant, book news


Rare bookseller banned for selling Templar mugs

A woman who sells rare books has been banned for selling Templar mugs and cups. The fear is that a Muslim may have been or may be offended by a reference to the Knights Templar. Really?




Halloween game … MachiaVillain

We all need it, a simple game to kill some time while the little beggars ( I mean trick-or-treaters ) visit. I suppose that any game will do but why not try something that says Halloween?

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Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Barry rant


In the Hall of the Mountain King

I’ve had a horrible day, but this little video cheered me up. Gawd, I’m such a geek.

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Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Barry rant


In my mailbox, October 7th

It’s early Sunday morning and I’ve decided to post this video on my blog. I didn’t have any damage from the storm as far as I can tell. It’s a very humid and windy morning — just started raining again.

The family will be here shortly for our routine Sunday breakfast. All in all, life is good.

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Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Barry rant


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The Scarecrow – Jim McKenzie

My favorite time of the year has finally rolled around and I can indulge in all things creepy without the stares on the regular folk. Ahhhhh Halloween, just the word itself makes me happy.

Let’s get the season started with the talents of Jim McKenzie …


Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Barry rant


Dr. Seuss is racist says Librarian

Screen-Shot-2017-09-29-at-3.16.42-PMPhipps Soeiro, a Librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School, has decided to reject a donation of ten Dr. Seuss books from the First Lady because they are in her view racist.

“Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”

Having said that, she was photographed dressed as “Cat in the Hat”!!! Don’t let your politics keep books out of the hands of children.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Barry rant


In my mailbox … or why my mailman hates me

Today, my poor mailman walked to my front door ( in the heat and humidity of Florida ) and dropped off 4 books. You just know he hates me…


SAM_0046I can almost hear his grumbling even now. At any rate, Weiser was very good to me. The Weiser folks sent me a copy of a booklet celebrating their 60 years of publishing. It’s packed with quotes from many of the authors published by Weiser.




The books are “The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives” by Judika Illes, “The Witches Almanac” issue 37, and “The Magical Art of Crafting Charm Bags” by Leafar. As you know, the best time for reading a Weiser Book is during the Fall but these books will not  last that long — bwahahahahaa.

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Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Barry rant


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Ghoultown “Bury Them Deep”

Can you tell that I’m getting in the Halloween mood???

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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Barry rant


Hillary fiction?

I thought that I would leave the political stuff alone but I can resist this one. BTW, I have read that Amazon is deleting 1 star reviews of her book.


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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Barry rant

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