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The Charles Dickens Action Figure™ (with quill pen and removable hat!)

When you’re stuck in a bleak house and facing the worst of times…or even the best of times, just reach for your Charles Dickens Action Figure™ (with quill pen and removable hat!) and be assured that our mutual friend will meet your great expectations and bless us, every one.

10 Responses to “Today’s Posts Are Brought To You By…”

  1. gregor says:

    Must have! The perfect bookshelf companion for this –

  2. KingShamus says:

    But does Charles Dickens have the kung-fu grip?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    I figured you’d like that one, gregor!

    My heart is of course still longing for this.

  4. Gary from Jersey says:

    Bodega Shoppe in Asbury Park has the Marie Antoinette action figure. Push a button and her head flies off. You can even turn her into a wench.

  5. Ave says:

    Christmas is coming, dear Bingley – oh wait, by then we’ll be broke and without milk, eggs or butter so I’ll probably make this for you:

    Great Depression Cake
    2 cups sugar
    2 cups strong coffee
    ½ cup shortening
    2 cups raisins
    1 apple, peeled and grated
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon allspice
    1 teaspoon cloves
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    In a large saucepan, stir together the sugar, coffee, shortening, raisins and grated apple. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, blend the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and walnuts. Stir dry mixture into wet mixture. Pour batter into a well-greased and floured 9- by 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

    Mmmm yummy!

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    And we’ll wash it down with some box wine, Ave!

  7. JeffS says:

    I thought you were going to distill wine from your grapes, Bing!

  8. Ave says:

    Hooray, I just LOVE to drink Bingley’s wine!

  9. Kate P says:

    Just the thing to cheer me up when I think about how we’re all going to (Ceiling) Debtor’s Prison.

  10. Paco says:

    Fantastic! Do they make one of Jane Austen in a bikini?

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