In my previous post, I mentioned that there was no surprise to watching the bratty children of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory being dispatched one by one. Pointing out the only exit that differed was that of Veruca Salt and her coveting of a highly-trained squirrel instead of a gold egg-laying goose.

People have since pointed out to me that the squirrels were in the original Roald Dahl book – of which I was not aware, because I never read the original book.

And before you jump down my throat for not reading the book, remember that I am a ∗movie∗ fan first.

I’m reminded of a quote from comedian Jim Gaffigan. “Whenever someone tells me they liked the book better than the movie, here’s what I always say: ‘What I enjoyed about the movie? No reading.‘”