Fire the Canon

We read the first five chapters of Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne.  As usual, our hosts have varying degrees of familiarity with this childhood classic.  Does it hold up?  Is it worth having kids just to read to them about Pooh and the gang?  Let’s find out together.  Theo reminisces about the sweet, delicious Pepsi Era.  Jackie is still mad at Capri Sun.  Rachel is being very Central American.  Topics include: the Taisho Era, birthday errors, PG Wodehouse, AskJeeves, Edward Bear, imaginary friends (Alajenka, Caluppy, and Horse Big), gorse prickles, Nena, Polyphemus, Odysseus, genital nicknames, Pooh in a Pooh Hole, the Addams Family, irrational childhood fears, deus ex machina, MI5, terrible accents, and Harry Potter.

Show Notes

We read the first five chapters of Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne.  As usual, our hosts have varying degrees of familiarity with this childhood classic.  Does it hold up?  Is it worth having kids just to read to them about Pooh and the gang?  Let’s find out together.  Theo reminisces about the sweet, delicious Pepsi Era.  Jackie is still mad at Capri Sun.  Rachel is being very Central American.  Topics include: the Taisho Era, birthday errors, PG Wodehouse, AskJeeves, Edward Bear, imaginary friends (Alajenka, Caluppy, and Horse Big), gorse prickles, Nena, Polyphemus, Odysseus, genital nicknames, Pooh in a Pooh Hole, the Addams Family, irrational childhood fears, deus ex machina, MI5, terrible accents, and Harry Potter.

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.