Weird stuff you should know
December 15, 2021



Look, you seem clever enough. So I’m gonna take a chance here and let you in on a little AliƧin inside dope. Now don’t go spreading this around. If you keep it on the down low then you’ll be the smartest smarty pants at the holiday feast of roast beast.

Don’t like to read? No problem. Click the video to hear this email read to you by Victoria.

Here goes…

  1. AliƧin isn’t blonde
    AliƧin is a brunette. Carroll based his book character on the real-life Alice Liddell, the young daughter of a family friend who definitely had brown hair. There are pictures.
  2. Lewis Carroll was a math wiz
    Lewis’ proper job (under his proper name) was as a lecturer in mathematics. This might be why the plot of Through the Looking Glass is all based on chess. Or not.
  3. The critics hated it
    The critics (cuz they think they’re so damn smart) stiffed the book in 1865. By the time Carroll died in 1898, it had become the most popular children’s book in England. By 1932, it was among the most popular books in the world. It’s never been out of print.
  4. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    This riddle from the Mad Hatter? There is no answer. He was totally messing with you. Or was he…
  5. Mock Turtle Soup is real!
    Yep, and actually popular in Victorian times. And it sounds delish… it’s made from various bits of calf, such as brains, hooves and tendons. Yum!

Dude, what the hell? This is like going to school. What’s in it for me?

Seriously? I just gave you bar bet winning gold, and this is the thanks I get? Geez.

Bottomline it for me

  • Mock Turtle soup is gross.
  • Seriously, don’t even read the recipe.
  • How is a raven like a writing desk?
  • You do not know. Stop it, you do not. How?

That’s it. Go to a bar, win a few bets. You’re welcome.

Okay, that’s it. I’m not gonna get all mushy.

See ya’ ~ Kevin

p.s. Our website, nothing like Mock Turtle soup. No words needed. The “socials”? Okay, a little like Mock Turtle soup.



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