September 11th, 2008

Girls Daring - Publisher Not So Much

The Daring Book For Girls is a big hit in the U.S.A. 

But Deb Ross has turned up disturbing news.  The Australian version encourages girls to play  the didgeridoo.  It's a musical instrument played by Australian aborigines. 

Only males are allowed to play it.  Among the Aborigines, that is.  But the authors encourage girls to give it a try.  How dare they!

The publisher will remove the offending chapter.

I hope the Saudi Daring Book For Girls
suggests they give driving and voting a whirl.

Secret Bookcase Doors

Popular Mechanics has a cool article about a guy who will sell you a bookcase with a built in motor - so you can be like Batman and have secret doors in your house that swing open with the touch of a button.

I'm not sure how useful it would be in my house.  I mean, I'd like a secret door, but I want it to lead somewhere nifty.

A secret door to just another room
is anticlimactic.

I need an Egyptian tomb,
or maybe an intergalactic
wormhole of doom.