No doubt there's plenty of market lessons across the board in this lot. The ten bloodiest bed time stories :

Remember the cosy nights of your childhood tucked up in bed as mummy or daddy read you softly to sleep?Well have a read of this lot and you may discover that the tales you remember fondly are actually pretty gruesome.
From the Little Mermaid's suicide to Geppetto the child hating carpenter in Pinocchio, the shine applied to the Disney adaptation wears off upon closer inspection.

Tales of fathers selling daughters, matricide, serial wife killing and cannibalism. Sleep well children…

Kevin DePew writes:

My wife recently brought home a "classic Sesame Street" DVD from NYPL for our two-year-old. The beginning had a stern warning: "For Adults Only. These early 'Sesame Street' episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child." So we looked it up and found this Virginia Heffernan review from the NYT from 2007:

"The old "Sesame Street" is not for the faint of heart, and certainly not for softies born since 1998, when the chipper "Elmo's World" started. Anyone who considers bull markets normal, extracurricular activities sacrosanct and New York a tidy, governable place — well, the original "Sesame Street" might hurt your feelings."

Well, it's true that bull markets no longer seem normal.

Dylan Distasio writes:

I have a nice illustrated hardback of DER STRUWWELPETER, one of the darkest of the German books of which you speak that I am planning on introducing my daughter to…A free illustrated English version is available online on Project Gutenberg.

Victor Niederhoffer comments:

The literature on why children should read horrible stories is pretty voluminous and convincing. German kids are exposed to particularly horrible stories. I had the pleasure of receiving the original of one that he invented and illustrated for his family from the great MFM Osborne as a token of esteem for Gail, my first wife.


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