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  • Marley was dead to begin with. Just another of the many corpses in this filthy city. Scrooge was Marley’s partner, but what did that add up to, when all was said and done? Nothing more than a plugged nickel. You could still make out the “Marley and” over the “Scrooge Investigations” on the cheap door to the dark office they shared once. Bobbi Cratchet had twice asked Scrooge if he wanted to scrape it off proper, class up the joint. But Scrooge would have none of it.

  • Forget Dracula and Hamlet...the modern day actor worth his mettle must take a shot at Ebenezer. All the greats have: George C. Scott to Albert Finney, Tom Hanks to Jim Carrey, Captain Picard to Frasier, Kermit to Mickey, Mr. Magoo to Fred Flintstone.  

  • It has been a fair sight since I have made a video, has it not? I beg of you, do not expect these videos to arrive till they come, in which I think will only contribute to the ease of us both. Which is to say, welcome, I suppose. This is my channel. Where I talk about nothing of any possible importance.

  • When I picture the holiday season, there are several traditions that always come to mind, like decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, and building snowmen. But the biggest of them is watching a performance of the ballet The Nutcracker. From the elaborate stage and prop design to the skilled dancing, it is difficult to not get whisked away into the magical world of fighting mice and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

  • Pop culture is full of slow-burn, will-they-or-won't-they couples. Luke and Lorelai. Ross and Rachel. Mary and Matthew. Ron and Hermione. Couples whose gradual, winding paths to each other inevitably twist their fandom's stomachs into bittersweet knots while the characters themselves burn with unresolved tension. These are the ships that may take years to sail, but when they do, it's a glorious sight to behold.

    There's perhaps no better example of this in modern pop culture than the sweet, slow romance between paper salesman Jim Halpert and receptionist Pam Beesly on the TV series The Office. Their quiet flirtation eventually bloomed into a solid and lasting relationship that provided much of the heart of the show throughout its nine-season run.

  • It's time for the annual holiday tradition of standing in long lines for big bargains! But wouldn't you rather use that time to read a book instead? Or at least bring a book to read while you're trapped in a queue. (If you're stuck in line while reading this, pass the time by seeing how many familiar literary faces you can spot in this illustration.)

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