Tag: The Princess Bride

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Thank You for William Goldman


My senior year in high school, I took College English with Father Dibble. He only taught four days a week, and on the fifth day we had a study hall. One day I decided to bring in a book for pleasure, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The movie is funny, but the book is even funnier. I sat there reading, trying to stifle my giggles. My guffaws. My out-loud laughter.

Each time I burst out, I looked up and caught the eye of Fr. Dibble staring at me. I muttered apologies and slid down in my desk to keep reading. Finally I let out a loud shout of laughter, and Fr. Dibble walked over to me with a stern look on his face and a pad of paper and pen in hand. Leaning over, in a whisper he asked me, “What are you reading? If it is only one-half as funny as you think it is, I want to read it too.”

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In the past couple weeks, I’ve seen the phrase “Donald Trump corrupts/kills everything he touches” with increasing regularity. If we accept this as a given, it seems to me it would make more sense to just start over with a new country. I spent some time thinking about what the new United States would look […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Diversion of the Day: The Ted Pirate Roberts


Apparently Sen. Ted Cruz is a fan of The Princess Bride. A really, really big fan. While speaking at a Des Moines church Sunday, the presidential candidate reenacted a scene involving many of the film’s most loved characters: