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Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012

Dave!I was very sad indeed to learn that beloved children's author Donald J. Sobol has died. When I was a kid, I was positively obsessed with his Encyclopedia Brown books... so much so that I would re-read them over and over again, even though I already knew how the stories would end. I pretty much had to, because there were less than a dozen of them at the time. I also remember reading Sobol's Two-Minute Mysteries, but I think there were only two of those books.

Even after outgrowing Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, I would still revisit the books on occasion... like when I saw them in the library or something. I think the last one I read was just two years ago. Because they're just that entertaining...

Encyclopedia Brown Book

And orange. So very, very orange.

The drive back home this morning was relatively uneventful.

If you discount all the screaming I did when people were driving in the passing lane... WHILE DRIVING TEN MILES UNDER THE SPEED LIMIT WITHOUT PASSING ANYBODY! Could not possibly explain in mere words how badly that pisses me off.

What I need now is a chocolate chip cookie...

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  1. Suebob says:

    I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books, and I would posit that “Encyclopedia Brown Tracks Them Down” may be the greatest book title of all time.

  2. Alexander says:

    I am fully convinced that half the population shouldn’t be driving. In fact, I may be part of that fifty percent and not even realize it.

    I had driver’s training in high school, and something like 16 hours of that was actual behind-the-wheel-with-an-instructor. I know I’ve picked up some bad habits over the years, but for the most part I would like to think that I’ve retained most of what I initially learned.

  3. the muskrat says:

    I didn’t know he died! Good books indeed.

  4. Avitable says:

    I loved his books. RIP.

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