The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn by Christian Knoebel

Charles wants to keep his 13-year-old daughter Lexi happy even if it means taking care of a manipulative, potty mouthed unicorn that continually insults his hospitality, intelligence and manhood. But when it comes to food they have a problem, and Charles finds himself hunting down one of the world's most expensive ingredients in a crime-ridden neighborhood known for its grisly dealings with outsiders.

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Posted 11 hours 35 min ago and tagged as Food, Scary

Bonus: It's BPA-free just like Dad's. No word if you can buy them by the case.

Posted 1 day 6 hours ago and tagged as Food, Chocolate

Today, peanut butter weeps. The Willy Wonka of Italy, who also brought us Tic Tacs, died on Valentine's Day.

Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago and tagged as Unicorns, Church Bulletin

Don't believe that a one-horned, four-legged animal once roamed the earth? God won't be happy with you says the organization run by the fellow who debated evolution with Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago and tagged as Scary

Two tales of homework horror from the academe. (Or, why home schooling isn't just for Armageddon-minded families anymore.)

Posted 3 weeks 11 hours ago and tagged as Bad Business

An aspiring DJ buys a MacBook on eBay for $458. It was a steal, but not the kind he expected.

Posted 3 weeks 12 hours ago and tagged as Trends

The number of Jews in Europe has declined to a fraction of its pre-war population. With anti-Semitism there on the rise, a new exodus may be close.

Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago and tagged as Church Bulletin

At the beginning of Mass -- right out of the gate -- we publicly recall our sinfulness. You’d think we’d shine a spotlight on the Lord with a big hymn of praise such as the Gloria, or make a defining statement about our beliefs such as in the Creed.

Posted 1 month 1 day ago and tagged as Church Bulletin

The Mass is a series of rites, prayers, music and actions that make up two liturgies (the Word and the Eucharist) through which we encounter the risen Lord. We begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist with two actions: preparing the altar and presenting the gifts.

Posted 1 month 1 week ago and tagged as Bad Business

The owner of ShipYourEnemiesGlitter found out what happens when you suddenly become part of the Internet glitterati (hint: it sucks).

Posted 1 month 1 week ago and tagged as Kentucky, Scary

A Kentucky aquarium will let visitors walk a rope bridge over an open shark tank. In a related story, a Kentucky aquarium will sell adult diapers in its gift shop.

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The Giver
The Catcher in the Rye
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Catch-22
Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Dirty White Boys
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
The Fellowship of the Ring
Theology and Sanity
Peter, Paul & Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History & Legend
The Return of the King
Point Of Impact
Siddhartha
Citizen Soldiers: The U S Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
True Grit
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches




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