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June

~ The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

~ Letter from Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné, to Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, Comtesse de Grignan 15 April 1671

~ O Christmas Tree a Christmas carol

~ “Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” Letter from Henry David Thoreau to Mrs Lidian Jackson Emerson 22 May 1843

~ A Christmas candle an Eva K Logue poem

~ Frosty the Snowman a Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson song

~ Breakfast at Tiffanys a Truman Capote novel

May
~ The Christmas Spirit from The Cheery Way: A Bit of Verse for Everyday a John Kendrick Bangs book of poetry

~ War and Peace a Leo Tolstoy novel

~ “If you were to open up a baby’s head ~ and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should ~ you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland.” Dave Barry

~ Light a Candle a Joel Lindsey & Wayne Haun song

~ Endymion a John Keats poem

~ Archie a Harry Lucey comic (although drawn by other comic writers, the Eep! Omigosh! was a visual signature used by Harry Lucey consisting of a series of ovals or circles coming from a characters head in a ‘v’ shape and often accompanied by the words Eep! Omigosh!)
 
~ A New Year’s Present To The Little Ones From Five To Twelve Part III: The Children’s Friend a poem by an unknown author

~ Silently if, out of not knowable an EE Cummings poem

~ Winter Wonderland a Felix Bernard Richard Smith song

~ Looney Tunes: Back in Action

~ On the Good Ship Lollipop a Richard Whiting and Sidney Clare song


April

~ Ethan Frome an Edith Wharton novella
  
~ The Twelve Day of Christmas an English carol

~ Le Camélia an Honoré de Balzac poem

~ “No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - ‘devoted and obedient’. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.” Florence Nightingale

~ Audrey Hepburn

~ Candy Cane Lane a Jennifer Zuffinetti song

~ Stray Birds a Rabindranath Tagore book of poems and thoughts

~ Stray Birds a Rabindranath Tagore book of poems and thoughts

~ Calvin and Hobbs a Bill Watterson comic

~ Love’s Labour’s Lost a Shakespeare play

~ Silver Bells a Jay Livingston and Ray Evans song

~ Flowers of the Holy Night from the Mexican legend of the peasant girl who brought weeds to the Church nativity at Christmas which were miraculously turned to flowers by an angel

~ “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
 
March


~ “The reason cats climb is so that they can look down on almost every other creature - it’s also the reason they hate birds.” KC Buffington

~ Christmas Bells a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem

~ The Lady in Red a Chris de Burgh song

~ How to Steal a Million a William Wyler film

~ The Scandinavian Elves: Their Life and History a Frid Ingulstad book

~ The First Noel a Christmas carol

~ Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There a Lewis Carroll novel

~ “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant. While its opponent, ingratitude, is a deadly weed; not only poisonous in itself but impregnating the very atmosphere in which it grows, with fetid vapors.” Hosea Ballou

~ “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” an Irish saying

“His dress should be studiously neat, leaving no other impression than that of a well-dressed gentleman.” Martine’s Hand-book of Etiquette and Guide to True Politeness an Arthur Martine book

~ A Single Plum Blossom a traditional ko-uta (short Japanese song)

February
~ Uncle Vanya an Anton Chekhov play




 ~ Sad Cypress an Agatha Christie novel

~ You’re a good man, Charlie Brown a Clark Gesner musical

~ Best of Christmas Joys a Joan Winmill Brown book

~ 10 things I hate about you a Gil Junger film

~ Ana Karenina a Leo Tolstoy novel

~ Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám as translated by Richard Le Gallienne

~ Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There a Lewis Carroll novel

January


~ Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer a Johnny Marks song

So just dance, dance, dance, come on
~ Can’t Stop the Feeling a Justin Timberlake, Martin Karl Sandberg and Johan Karl Schuster song

And calmly fell our Christmas-eve
~ In Memoriam an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
~ A Visit from St. Nicholas a Clement Clarke Moore poem

~ The Guardian Angel a Robert Browning poem

Peachy keen, jellybean
~ Grease a Randal Kleiser film

~ Fireflies a Rabindranath Tagore poem

~ “We make conquest only of husks and shells for the most part, – at least apparently, –but sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know.”  Letter from Henry David Thoreau to Richard F Fuller 2 April 1843
 
2016 

December


~ The House at Pooh Corner an A A Milne novel



~ The Festival a HP Lovecraft short story

~ “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.” Florence Nightingale

~ a Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson song

~ Stardust a Matthew Vaughn film

~ Sabrina a Sydney Pollack film

~ Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) a Tomas Alfredson film

November
~ “We were journeying to Paris not merely to liquidate the war, but to found a New Order in Europe.  We were preparing not Peace only, but Eternal Peace.  There was about us the halo of some divine mission….For we were bent on doing great, permanent and noble things.” Harold Nicolson British delegate to Paris Peace Conference 1919

~ Pretty Woman a Garry Marshall film

~ in Just an EE Cummings poem

~ “We have this expression, Christy and I: We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” Linda Evangelista

~ What peonies! a Ryumin haiku

~ “And so you have found out that secret – one of the deep secrets of Life – that all, that is really worth the doing, is what we do for others?” Letter from Charles Lutwidge Dodgson to Ellen Terry 13 November 1890

~ “And so you have found out that secret - one of the deep secrets of Life - that all, that is really worth the doing, is what we do for others?” Letter from Charles Lutwidge Dodgson to Ellen Terry 13 November 1890

~ Comus a John Milton masque

~ Tarzan a Disney film

~ Frankenstein a Mary Shelley novel

~ The Last Rose of Summer a Thomas Moore poem

~ The Fall of the House of Usher an Edgar Allan Poe short story
 

October

I fell off my pink cloud with a thud
~ Elizabeth Taylor

You’re surely not too fresh these days…
~ Le Monstre, ou le Paranymphe d’une nymphe macabre a Charles Baudelaire poem

Keep looking up…that’s the secret of life 
~ Peanuts Guide to Life a Charles M. Schulz novel

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world…
~ Hamlet a Shakespeare play 

With boys at the door saying, “Trick or treat!” 
~ untitled poem by Julia Ann Andersen 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains
~ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith novel
…abhorré de la lune (abhorred by the moon)
~ Spleen (J’ai plus de souvenirs) a Charles Baudelaire poem

J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans
~ Spleen (J’ai plus de souvenirs) a Charles Baudelaire poem

Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you? 
~ It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown a Bill Melendez film

You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it 
~ “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” Elizabeth Taylor 

September

… dress impeccably and they remember the woman 
~ “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” Coco Chanel 

I was once like you are now…
~ Father and Son a Cat Stevens song 

Vous aviez mon coeur, Moi, j’avais le vôtre… (You have my heart, I had yours…) 
~ Qu’en avez-vous fait? (What have you done?) a Marceline Desbordes-Valmore poem

When you wish upon a star…
~ a Leigh Harline and Ned Washington song

…resplendent in beauty, the lotus lifted her golden crown…
~ Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem 

…that you look lovely as can be
~ (Oh) Pretty Woman a Roy Orbison and Bill Dees song 

It ain’t the clothes that make the cowgirl…
~ “It ain’t the clothes that make the cowgirl, it’s the attitude and heart.” Unknown 

When you have a dark side, nothing is ever as good as it seems 
~ P!nk 

August 
Um mundo novo
~ ‘A new world’: slogan of Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016

Come and watch us sing and play… 
~ The Monkees a Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart song 

Pwned
~ term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, used primarily in the Internet-based video game culture to taunt an opponent who has just been soundly defeated 

And people say we monkey around… 
~ The Monkees a Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart song

July

~ Footsteps Of Angels a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem



~ Letter from Jonathon Swift to Miss Esther Vanhomrigh 12 August 1720
~ The House at Pooh Corner an A A Milne novel

~ The Birthday Party a Harold Pinter Play

~ In the Arms of an Angel a Sarah McLachlan song




~ “I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate his birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie.” Letter from Mary Wollstonecraft to William Godwin 6 June 1797




~ Ah Sunflower a William Blake poem

~ “I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.” Rita Hayworth
 

June
~ Queen Elizabeth II

Tale as old as time
~ a Howard Ashman and Alan Menken song 

May


~ Sonnet 3 a Shakespeare poem




~ Murasaki Shikibu


~ ““When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.”” Virginia Woolf

~ “Do not copy nature too much. Art is an abstraction.” Paul Gauguin
 
April


~ The House at Pooh Corner an A A Milne novel




~ For the Fallen a Laurence Binyon poem



~ Katherine an Anya Seton novel

~ a Matsuo Basho haiku

~ The Little Mermaid a Disney film

~ Cinderella a Disney film

~ “It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.” Coco Chanel

March 


~ “Dressing up is a bore.  At a certain age you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex and, at a certain age, I did that.  But I’m past that age.” Katharine Hepburn

~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel




~ Peter Bell a William Wordsworth poem


~ Shake, Rattle and Roll a Charles E Calhoun song

Baby’s Bed’s a Silver Moon
~ Anonymous lullaby
~ “People look at you differently if you wear a bow tie, as opposed to a necktie.”  Dhani Jones
~ Anonymous lullaby
~ Cherry Blossoms a Murasaki Shikibu poem

February
~ The Birds an Alfred Hitchcock film
~ The Lily a William Blake poem
~ Find a word puzzle in Dutch
~ Sonnet XIX an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ The Rose a Bette Midler song
~ Off To The Fishing Ground a Lucy Maud Montgomery poem

January
~ Aquarius a song from the musical Hair
~ The House at Pooh Corner an A A Milne novel
~ Peter Bell a William Wordsworth poem
~ The Owl and the Pussycat an Edward Lear poem
~ “I’m like a good cheese.  I’m just getting mouldy enough to be interesting.” Paul Newman
~ Canary Row a Warner Bros cartoon
~ The Luminous Fish Effect (episode 4 season 1) Big Bang Theory a CBS television series
~ Brahm’s Lullaby
~ Price Tag a Jesse J song
~ The Birds a William Blake poem
~ Birds Anonymous a Warner Bros cartoon

2015
December 
~ Toy Story a Pixar film
~ Coraline a Neil Gaiman novel
~ A Visit from St. Nicholas a Clement Clarke Moore poem
~ A Visit from St. Nicholas a Clement Clarke Moore poem
~ “Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M Schultz
~ Marmion a Sir Walter Scott poem
 
~ Marmion a Sir Walter Scott poem

November
~ Elvis Presley from the Perfect for Parties EP introduction
~ All Fools a George Chapman play
~ Hercules a Disney film

October
~ a Reverend W Awdry novel
~ In the Arms of an Angel a Sarah McLachlan song
~ “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” Gwyneth Paltrow
~ “My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you’re boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let ’em wonder. I never believed in giving them too much of me.” Mae West
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock a T S Eliot poem

September
~ “Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.” Vladimir Nabokov
~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream a Shakespeare play
~ a poem in Pictures of Travel a Heinrich Heine novel
~ Honey Bop a Wanda Jackson song
~ “A punk is a person who lives and breathes astonishment.” Pussy Riot
~ Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit an anonymous song

August
~ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
~ From the Persian of Hafiz I a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem
~ Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There a Lewis Carroll novel
~ A Buson haiku

July
~ a Philip James Bailey poem
~ The Sound and the Fury a William Faulkner novel
~ Marilyn Monroe
~ Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red is a song in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring a JRR Tolkien novel
~ Bride of Frankenstein a James Whale film
~ How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days a Donald Petrie

June
~ Plum Grove a Basho haiku
~ Tin Cup a Ron Shelton film
~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s a Blake Edwards film
~ Don Juan a Lord Byron poem

May
~ “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply.” Leonardo da Vinci
~ Gemini Twin a Joni Mitchell song
~ A Buson haiku
~ The Narrow Way an Anne Brontë poem

April
~ John Singleton
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Bruce Lee
~ a Priest Jakuren tanka
~ a Priest Jakuren tanka
~ Be a Clown a Cole Porter song
~ Frodo’s lament for Gandalf a poem in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring a JRR Tolkien novel
~ Coco Chanel
~ Comus a John Milton masque

March
~ My Country a Dorothea Mackellar poem
~ “How did it get so late so soon?  It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get so late so soon?” Dr Seuss
~ “But what minutes!  Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” Benjamin Disraeli
~ Autumn Song a Dante Gabriel Rossetti poem

February
~ The Duchess of Malfi a John Webster play
~ Keep It Under Your Hat a Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster song from the film Calamity Jane
  
~ inscription on objects and buildings associated with Tutankhamen
~ Tale of Taj al-Muluk and the Princess Dunya from the One Thousand and One Nights Arabian folktales
~ Sonnet 99 a Shakespeare poem

January
~ On the Road a Jack Kerouac novel
~ The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a Robert Louis Stevenson novel
~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer a Mark Twain novel
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ Evelyn Hope a Robert Browning poem
~ “Well-dressed men know that nothing worthwhile is ever outmoded, that a superb tailor’s work is ageless.” Finis Farr
~ Demeter and Persephone an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem

2014
December 
~ “Reindeer are flight and motion and magic in moonlight beyond all recalling, made of Christmas dreams, spun from a place beyond all fearing.” Anonymous
~ sitting pose in yoga
~ “Hope” is the thing with feathers an Emily Dickinson poem
~ an Emily Dickinson poem
~ The Nightmare Before Christmas a Tim Burton film

November
~ In The Forest an Oscar Wilde poem
~ The Australian version of Jingle Bells a Christmas carol
~ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! a Dr Seuss novel
~ Black Beauty’s Family a Josephine, Diana & Christine Pullein Thompson novel
~ Hansel and Gretel a Brothers Grimm fairy tale
~ Spanish ‘and his most steadfast love’
~ Spanish ‘you will be with me forever’
~ Spanish ‘always in our hearts’
~ Lenore an Edgar Allan Poe poem
~ Lord Jim a Joseph Conrad novel

October
~ I Was a Teenage Werewolf a Gene Fowler, Jr film
~ Anne of Green Gables an LM Montgomery novel
~ Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century a Warner Bros film
~ Angels from the Realms of Glory a James Montgomery hymn
~ The Company of Wolves a Neil Jordan film
~ Bedknobs and Broomsticks a Disney film

September
~ Comus a John Milton masque
~ Around the World in Eighty Days a Michael Anderson film
~ a letter from Marie Antoinette to Princess Elizabeth Philippine (I am calm, as one is when one’s conscience reproaches one with nothing)
~ The Lazarus Experiment (episode 6 season 3) Doctor Who a BBC television series

August
~ Just for you (Hawaiian)
~ Pablo Picasso
~ Sonnet XLIV an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ Ode to a Naked Beauty a Pablo Neruda poem
~ The Sign of the Daisy a Helen Hunt Jackson poem
~ Dracula a Bram Stoker novel
~ The Sensitive Plant a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem
~ Hard Times – For These Times a Charles Dickens novel
~ Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed a Richard Anderson autobiography
~ Spooky a Ron Hirsch, Shapiro & Harry Middlebrooks, Jr song

July
~ I’m on Fire a Johnny Cash song
~ Baby Love a The Supreme song
~ One, Two, Buckle my Shoe a Mother Goose nursery rhyme
~ One, Two, Buckle my Shoe a Mother Goose nursery rhyme
~ One, Two, Buckle my Shoe a Mother Goose nursery rhyme
~ Three Times a Lady a The Commodores song
~ A Mother Goose nursery rhyme
~ Sonnet 154 a Shakespeare poem
~ The Little Mermaid a Disney film
~ The Odyssey a Homer poem
~ The Princess an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem
~ The Queen of the Damned an Anne Rice novel
~ A play on the anonymous quote “If the broom fits fly it”
~ Mary Poppins a Disney film
~ Mary Poppins a Disney film
~ Mary Poppins a Disney film
~ Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood a Karen Maezen Miller memoir

June
~ What are Little Girls Made of? a Mother Goose nursery rhyme
~ Anonymous quote
~ To Mr RW a John Donne poem
~ Rubber Duckie an Ernie song (Sesame Street)
~ Old Time Rock And Roll a Bob Seger song
~ A Boy Named Charlie Brown a Bill Melendez film
~ Elegy IX: The Autumnal a John Donne poem
~ The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a Robert Louis Stevenson novel
~ Lydia the Tattooed Lady a Harold Arlen & EY Harburg song
~ The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem
~ The Recognitions a William Gaddis novel
~ Sonnet I an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix a Robert Browning poem
~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream a Shakespeare play

May
~ Sonnet XXXIV an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ Saul a Robert Browning poem
~ The Court Jester a Melvin Frank and Norman Panama film
~ Frankenstein a Mary Shelley novel
~ I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew a Dr Seuss novel
~ Haiku by a Japanese kamikaze pilot
~ Bride of Frankenstein a James Whale film
~ Bride of Frankenstein a James Whale film
 ~ Sonnet XVIII an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem

April
~ Sonnet III a Shakespeare poem
~ The Walrus and the Carpenter a poem in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There a Lewis Carroll novel
~ Endymion a John Keats poem
~ “All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” Federico Fellini
~ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End a Gore Verbinski film
~ Ligeia an Edgar Allan Poe short story
~ Tea for Two a Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar song
~ Benjamin Franklin
~ Pretty Woman a Garry Marshall film
~ Dracula a Bram Stoker novel
~ “Fireworks are an art form that uses the night sky as the canvas.” Larry Crump
~ Anne of Green Gables an LM Montgomery novel
~ “I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.” Winston Churchill
~ “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Ernest Hemingway

March
~ Mockingjay a Suzanne Collins novel
~ Twilight a Stephenie Meyer novel
~ The Greatest Show on Earth a Cecil B. DeMille film
(You are to me so beautiful by snow-light)
~ Snee-Dronningen (The Snow Queen) a Hans Christian Andersen poem
~ All That is Gold Does Not Glitter a poem in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring a JRR Tolkien novel
~ “Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.” Alexander Chase
~ The Raven an Edgar Allan Poe poem
~ “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” John Donne
~ A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal a William Wordsworth poem
~ High Flight a John Gillespie Magee, Jr poem
~ Little Red Riding Hood a Brothers Grimm fairy tale
~ Evelyn Hope a Robert Browning poem
~ The spiel shouted to attract the attention of circus goers

February
~ Fears and Scruples a Robert Browning poem
~ a Mason Cooley aphorism
~ Morella an Edgar Allan Poe short story
~ Demeter and Persephone an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem
~ When Irish Eyes are Smiling a Chauncey Olcott, George Graff Jr and Ernest Ball song
~ The Addams Family a Filmways Television TV series
~ a letter from John Keats to Fanny Brawne
~ The Last Unicorn a Peter S Beagle novel
~ The Iliad a Homer poem
~ You’re So Vain a  Carly Simon song
~ Wuthering Heights an Emily Brontë novel
~ Beetlejuice a The Geffen Company film

January
~ Little Shop of Horrors a Frank Oz film
~ The Laboratory Ancien Régime a Robert Browning poem
~ Demeter and Persephone an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem
~ You Give Love a Bad Name a Bon Jovi song
~ Chicago a Miramax film
~ Mariposa an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem
~ Sonnet V an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ a play on “Let them eat cake” falsely attributed to Marie Antoinette
~ Evelyn Hope a Robert Browning poem
~ On the Conduct of Life a William Hazlitt essay
~ The Tale of Custard the Dragon an Ogden Nash poem
~ Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person’d God a John Donne poem
~ A Pretty Woman a Robert Browning poem
~ a play on “Pop a bottle” a Jessica Mauboy song
~ Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun
~ Air and Angels a John Donne poem

2013
December
~ In Memoriam an Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem
~ a Christmas carol
~ Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer a Christmas carol
~ Remember him, whom passion’s power a Lord Byron poem
~ Sans Day Carol
~ Remember him, whom passion’s power a Lord Byron poem
~ play on Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas carol

November
~ The Rag Doll and the Teddy Bear a Sherri Deskins poem
~ XV Sonnets from the Portuguese an Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem
~ The Leaden Echo a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carol novel
~ “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” Albert Camus
~ Sonnet V William Shakespeare
~ Rune XIX Ilmarinen’s Wooing in The Kalevala a Finnish epic poem
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carol novel
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carol novel
~ play on The Owl and the Pussy-Cat an Edward Lear poem
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel

October
~ Monsters, Inc a Pixar film
~ a Beatles song
~ falsely attributed to Marie Antoinette
~ Alice in Wonderland a Tim Burton film
~ a The Bangles song
~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream a William Shakespeare play
~ a Dixie Cups song
~ Puff the Magic Dragon a Peter, Paul and Mary song
~ Voodoo Child a Rogue Traders song
~ The Addams Family a Filmways Television TV series
~ play on the game Scissors, Paper, Rock
~ play on “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs a Disney film
~ October a William Morris poem
~ “We had a beautiful dream and that was all” Marie Antoinette
~ proper name of the minotaur of Greek mythology in both Greek and English
~ Batman a 20th Century Fox TV series
~ play on Monster Mash a Bobby Pickett song
~ play on “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” from the Wizard of Oz a Warner Bros film

September
~ Pride and Prejudice a Jane Austen novel
~ Indian Summer a John Howard Bryant poem
~ Hamlet a William Shakespeare play
~  The Giaour a Lord Byron poem
~ the Day of the Dead in Spanish
~ Dracula a Bram Stoker novel
~ The Wanderer an Anglo-Saxon poem
~ play on the lyrics “ding, dong, the witch is dead” from the Wizard of Oz a Warner Bros film

August
~ Funkytown a song by Lipps, Inc
~ in roller derby jargon a jam is a two minute race between teams to win points with the lead jammer (point scorer) able to end a jam at any point by touching her hips repeatedly
~ roller derby jargon for a skater in their first bout
~ “I used to be snow white, but I drifted” Mae West
~ My Fair Lady a Warner Bros film

July
~ numerous quotes along the lines of “a fish may love a bird but where would they live?”
~ a Joseph Kesselring play
~ I Still Call Australia Home a Peter Allen song

June
~ a Lewis Carroll novel
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ The Bells a Edgar Allan Poe poem

April
~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a Lewis Carroll novel
~ a Sarah McLachlan song

March
~ Alice in Wonderland a Disney film

February
~ a play on “a new cop on the beat” a common phrase

January
~ a play on “full steam ahead” a common phrase

2012
November
~ a play on “show me the money” from Jerry Maguire a TriStar Pictures film
~ a play on “O, what a tangled web we weave” from Marmion a Sir Walter Scott poem

September
~ Austin Powers a Mike Myers film

July
~ a play on James Bond, 007: Licence to Kill

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