Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Sundays Are Booked


Phil and Jill just built a whole new backyard onto Terrapin Crossroads, and they’re doing a Kid’s Day type of deal in April on Sunday afternoons: Phil reads stories and the Phamily Band plays children’s songs (and, I’m sure, Ripple) for the kiddies while Mom and Dad get lightly trashed at the bocce courts. (There are now bocce courts, apparently.)

This sounds like fun for everyone, and to mock it would be irredeemably prickish; I’ll simply note that Brent is in the mascot costume.

Also: Precarious Lee had nothing to do with building that stage. That’s a solid-looking wooden structure.

Although: would simply listing the children’s books that Phil rejected as inappropriate be mockery? I can’t see how. So, TotD presents Children’s Books Phil Won’t Be Reading At TXR Kid’s Day:

  • Horton Hears a Jew.
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Jew Fish.
  • The Night the Jew Stole Christmas. (Let’s just say that Phil will not be reading any anti-Semitic children’s books.)
  • Superman Destroys a City and then Straight-Up Murders a Guy.
  • Make Way for Deadheads.
  • Winnie the Pooh and Parish, Too.
  • Bi-Curious George.
  • The Koran.
  • Babar Goes to the Hostility Suite.
  • Beatrix Pothead.


  1. The Central Shaft

    April 4, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    More Fighting More Biting

    Oh, the Rails You’ll Blow

    One Fish Two Fish, Red Liver Blew My Liver

    Lenny Hart Owes Me $200K (Plus Interest)

  2. Makes for a fun afternoon. Kids loved it, and its always nice to have an excuse to get lightly trashed on Sunday. I’d swear that turtle muttered something to me inappropriate. Bitter and inappropriate, so you may be right about Brent.

    Pics above must’ve been of the second book reading (or later), cuz my girls got up to do anything else after the first.

    Highlight for me was the few gritty noodlers hanging just outside the “kids only zone” (aka the rail) trying to get down to Phil croaking out Old MacDonald. Yep, ripple…and not fade, cosmic charlie, others.

    Phil has an enviable retirement gig. We should all be so lucky.

  3. Altamont and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

  4. I always liked Daddy Drinks Because You Cry.

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