Posts tagged "roald dahl"

Penguin Books’ 50th Anniversary Cover For Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Is All Sorts Of WTF

What the fresh hell is this? Penguin Books has just released a brand new cover for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the book’s 50th anniversary (left) and it is a stark departure from previous incarnations (right). It is, you might say, sexier. Is the little girl supposed to be Veruca Salt? I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2014

Bad News, Kids: Real-Life Lickable Wallpaper Is Gross

Lickable wallpaper was one of the most deliciously weird fantasy foods dreamed up by Roald Dahl in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and I definitely spent many hours of my childhood staring at my bedroom walls, wishing they were covered in magical fruit flavors instead of wood paneling from the 70s. Now it looks like…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2012

Roald Dahl, Sex Spy

You may have know that Roald Dahl came to the U.S. as an undercover agent (his primary job was to rally politically influential Americans to the Allied cause), but did you know that he used sex to carry about this business? According to the new Roald Dahl biography, The Irregulars, got busy with Standard Oil…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 9, 2008