Thursday, April 19, 2007

Brown Bunny

Further to the post below about the apearance of the word "scrotum" in a children's book, Paul Rudnick of the New Yorker presents a number of other cases of innappropriate subject matter in the same, um, vein.

“Cornelius Thimbletuck and the Wizard of Trewe”

Every night, Cornelius would pray that his parents would rescue him from the Smudgebury Orphanatorium, and every morning he’d awaken on his hard, wooden cot. And so before eating his meagre ration of watery gruel he would masturbate until his palm bled.

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