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Nursery Rhymes

Post-its, Bags, Gherkins & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

A familiar nursery rhyme to die for. The year is 1346. An estimated 75 to 200 million Europeans are being wiped out by bubonic plague. If you are amon...

Itsy Bitsy Spider: Climbing the Waterspout Was an Exercise in Futility

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 05.25.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Itsy Bitsy Spider has vowed never again to climb the waterspout.

Humpty Dumpty Could Have Been Put Back Together if not for VA Incompetence, Report Says

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

A shocking report was released revealing that Humpty Dumpty could have been put back together if not for the incompetence of Veterans' Affairs. The report described Mr. Dumpty as a tough, hardboiled individual capable of a full recovery from the shell-shock he sustained after the fall.

Three Blind Mice Dismayed Farmer's Wife Not Arrested

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 05.02.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

After having their tails cut off by the Farmer's wife, the Three Blind Mice expressed shock and anger when she was released without charges after just a few hours of questioning.

Nursery Rhymes I Now Sing to My Kids Thanks to This Stupid Election

Kimberly Harrington | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Kimberly Harrington

Jack and Jill Went up Capitol Hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown. But all anyone could talk about was how Jill should smile more.

Mary's Relationship with Little Lamb Kinda Creepy, Friends Say

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 04.25.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Most felt sheepish sharing publicly , but two friends did agree under conditions of anonymity, "I don't want to bust her chops," one said. "After all, it was cute when we were kids. But a grown woman being followed by a lamb is a tad strange."

Pop Goes the Weasel: A Conversation With M.J. Arlidge

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.14.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"Real people don't live their lives in isolation. I think that's part of the secret to any good crime franchise --to have a series' character people really want to get to know better. People in the UK and U.S. seem to really respond to Helen and Charlie and want to go where they do. "

You Are Going To Want To Listen To Lisa Loeb Sing 'This Old Man'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Lisa Loeb and her glasses occupy a special place in our hearts. Who among us hasn't sat at home at some point crying to "Stay" on repeat? Of course, "...

Notes From a Dive Bar XVI

Alan Black | Posted 07.08.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

No customers, a dark Tuesday, I'm lit on cognac making up nursery rhymes that can be sung at an alcoholic's picnic.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

12 Sweet Baby Names Inspired By Nursery Rhymes

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents

With their lilting rhythms and catchy rhymes, nursery rhymes have delighted successive generations of children since the first publication of Mother G...

...See How They Run

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Shocking, Twisted Stories Behind Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books

Dark backstories often lurk behind our favorite childhood songs and fairy tales. This shouldn't be so surprising. Childhood itself is a fairly recent ...

Little Girl Has Her Own Ideas Of How A Nursery Rhyme Should Go

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

No matter how many times 4-year-old Lola tries, she just can't seem to get the words to this nursery rhyme right. "One day we went to the zoo," si...

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

Bustin' Rhymes: Nursery Classics Revised For Moms

Peyton Price | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Hickory dickory dock. Can you please stop touching your %^&*? You went number one, but now you're all done. Hickory dickory %^&*.

Adorable Little Girl And Big Rottweiler Make Beautiful Harmonies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

The two singers in duets can take/come in many different forms, but we've never seen a pair quite like this. YouTube user Dan Cena recently posted ...

These Songs Are So Perfect

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

Ever wondered what it would sound like if The Cure covered "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? Or if Vampire Weekend played "I'm a Little Teapot"? Of cours...

Childhood Revised

Eleni Gage | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Eleni Gage

Fiction of all sorts, including nursery rhymes, allows us to try out conflict in a safe way. That's the point, it's where the thrill comes in; we're scared, then reassured the danger isn't real.

Little Pigs On The Chopping Block

Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

Art and book collectors alike can delight in the recent sale of a series of original, rare Beatrix Potter illustrations through Sotheby's. Today in Lo...

Swim Lessons

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

I came to dread the lessons. The water made James more timid then I had expected, and I didn't know that in order to father him through his fears, I'd have to let go of mine.

New Book: Nursery Rhyme Comics (Photos)

Monica Edinger | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Nursery Rhyme Comics is indeed cute, but it is also funny, clever, and highly entertaining, filled with traditional rhymes made fresh and new.

5 Silly Childhood Rituals (That Explain Adult Behaviors) | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The glory of youth is that idiocy is not only expected, it's adorable. Even in a state of age/syphilis induced dementia, you will never again get ...

Mother Goose Meet 'Other Goose'

J.otto Seibold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
J.otto Seibold

First, let me tell you a little secret about Mother Goose. SHE IS NOT A GOOSE! She is actually a person.