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January 8, 2006

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Forget the Pony

Just reading a short interview with Neil Gaiman over on the Telegraph website and this bit caught my eye:

But his parents were typically kind and enabling, rather than the nightmarish adults he portrays. When he was 13, he asked for a shed for his birthday — and they bought him one.

Observations:

  1. Every kid should have a shed.
  2. If you buy your kid a shed, do not be surprised when he becomes a comic-book writer.
  3. There’s definitely a correlation between shed-usage and awesomeness. Roald Dahl had one (tiny picture here); so did Philip Pullman. (But he traded it in for a huge house.)
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Posted January 8, 2006 at 11:44 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted

Comments

observation 2a: If you buy your kid a shed, do not be surprised if he starts a lucrative marijuana-growing business.

observation 2b: If you buy your kid a shed, do not be surprised if he learns how to make and ship bombs.

observation 2c: If you buy me a shed, do not be surprised if I create and breed a super-race of guinea pig and release them into society.

Posted by: lps on January 8, 2006 at 02:00 PM
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