Mighty Red Pen

December 23, 2007

What to get your English teacher for xmas

Filed under: At home with MRP,Lit review — mighty red pen @ 2:25 pm

As a teacher, Mister MRP always receives some delicious bounty at the holidays. This year, we he also got a few English teacher-specific treats. For one, Portrait of a Writer chocolates:


For another, the American Authors card game:


 . . . which I think is a literary version of Go Fish. Here are some of the cards:


Cather was the only woman in the entire deck. But my favorite part was the absolutely priceless expression with which Steinbeck is immortalized. It seems to epitomize the winter of our discontent it’s meant to illustrate.



  1. Where do HIS students shop? I’ll trade my remaining ginger snaps and a Panettone for the deck of cards. You might appreciate the description on the side of the Panettone package: “The classic italian cake made with the original recipe is characterized by a fragrant and soft dough. A rich taste and natural goodness that all will enjoy.”

    Comment by Mrs. A. — December 29, 2007 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  2. Mmm, Panettone . . . never got that whole thing. They’re like the fruitcake of our generation. I can’t count the number of Panettones that I have thrown out. I don’t think they ever go bad, though.

    Comment by mightyredpen — December 29, 2007 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  3. Yummm… Panettone is GREAT for making French toast, is case you get stuck with it…

    Comment by Margarita — December 30, 2007 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  4. who says MRP is for entertainment only? Now I know what to do w/ the stupid panettone my MIL gives me every other year.

    I remember playing Authors (I don’t think it was “American Authors,” bcs it had Walter Scott as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne–plus one obligatory woman, Louisa May Alcott)! In some ways, I hate to admit, it was the main source of any knowledge I ever gained of those writers and their books.

    More on Authors: http://www.thehouseofcards.com/kids/authors.html

    Comment by TootsNYC — January 2, 2008 @ 2:22 pm | Reply

  5. Feh, MRP is for entertainment only. We’re just grateful Margarita is able to drop by with tips on how to dispose of one’s Panettone.

    Comment by mightyredpen — January 2, 2008 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  6. well, MRP certainly entertains me, which is why I’ve started dropping in. I *pretend* that I come because I’m a copyeditor, and need to check out copyediting stuff on the web. But really it’s for fun.

    Comment by TootsNYC — January 3, 2008 @ 9:35 am | Reply

  7. Sure . . . “research” 🙂

    Comment by mightyredpen — January 3, 2008 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

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