Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for July 27, 2008
Boy: Ah, Peter! Checking out some summer reading? Petey: Hi, um, Ernesto. Yeah, I've got this book - Boy: Let's see. "Dirk Dragonslapper Volume 1: The Trolls Revolt." Petey: It's about a boy who rides around on a dragon - Boy: Yes, I reviewed it on my blog... Petey: You have a blog? Boy: Yes. I found the book derivative and thin, like watered-down Tolkien. You do like Tolkien? Petey: I've never been tolking. Boy: LOL! The always quotable Peter! May I use that? Petey: Yeah, okay. Boy: Goodbye! Enjoy your little book! Mom: Let's check out. Petey, where's your book? Petey: I put it back. It's derivative, watered-down tolking. Mom: Okay, Petey. Alice: I'm getting the Big Pop-up Book of Giant Squids! See? Petey: GAAH!