IN WHICH PETER VIOLATES HIS RESTRAINING ORDER BY HOVERING OUTSIDE THE WINDOW OF WENDY WILLIAMS (NEE DARLING) ONE TOO MANY TIMES, AND HER HUSBAND DOWNS HIM WITH A 150,000-VOLT STUN GUN, THEN TURNS TO HIS WIFE AND SNEERS, "CLAP ALL YOU WANT -- HE AIN'T GETTIN' UP!"

An authorized follow-up to Peter Pan has been completed by UK author Geraldine McCaughrean - or, as Reuters puts it, she was commissioned to "pen the Pan sequel." Oxford will release "Peter Pan in Scarlet" in October. The author confirms that the Darlings will return to Neverland in the new book, which should raise a fortune for the children's hospital to which J.M. Barrie bequeathed the copyright to his creations in 1929.

OK, BUT IF ANYONE THROWS A FRISBEE OVER THE GREAT WALL, THEY'D BETTER BE PREPARED TO CLIMB OVER AND FETCH IT

A Chinese firm has purchased Wham-O, maker of American icons like Frisbees, Hula Hoops, and Silly String. James Rybakoff, chief executive of Akin Bay Co., the investment company that advised Cornerstone, was on target when he said:

"American retro-legacy brand names is what is in, and the Chinese love them."

In a related story, we've seen gifts like Spirograph and Lite-Brite win much praise on the 3-to-5-year-old birthday party circuit this season. In fact, we're making a promise right now: Next kid who invites Fellow to a birthday party is getting a Ghost Gun.

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