Monday, March 2, 2009

Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?

One thing I love about google is the festive google logos that you will find on their homepage for holidays and other notable events, like today. Check it out today, it will be gone tomorrow!

That's how I learned today is the 105th anniversary of the birth of one Mr. Theodor Seuss--better known to the world as the incredible, indelible Dr. Seuss. He passed away in 1991.

Of course, as a child I read all of his books. My favorite is "Green Eggs and Ham." And I absolutely love the cartoon, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." What is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? I also have great memories of reading Dr. Seuss books to my daughter and then my grandchildren, when they were little.

I knew there would be all kinds of great Dr. Seuss stuff on the Internet! After googling, I found "The Lost Dr. Seuss Poem" on a blog that hasn't been updated since last Fall. Don't you just hate that! I hope the blogger is ok. Looks like she had a really great blog, until it abruptly ended. Enjoy the lost poem!

The poem above is via Echoes of Cold Moon

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HalfCrazy said...

I actually have no idea who Dr. Seuss is but I have watched years ago How The Grinch Stole Christmas LOL. It's fun how I'm learning so much from your blog posts lol. This is what I love about blogging and networking, you learn a lot of things!

I love the Google things too! They're pretty lol.

Much Love,

Mary Ellen said...

What I loved about Dr. Seuss is the fact that every story he wrote had an underlying allegory about social and world issues, such as fascism, racism, the Holocaust, etc.

Did you know that he wrote a book about Richard M. Nixon? Actually, he wrote it with a different name, Marvin K. Mooney, but then revised it and sent it to a friend. Here it is...

"Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
The time has come.
The time has come.
The time is now.
Just go.
I don't care how.
You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
You can go on skates.
You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat.
Please go.
I don't care.
You can go
By bike.
You can go
On a Zike-Bike
If you like.
If you like
You can go
In an old blue shoe.
Just go, go, GO!
Please do, do, do, DO!
Richard M. Nixon
I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon
Will you please
You can go on stilts.
You can go by fish.
You can go in a Crunk-Car
If you wish.
If you wish
You may go
By lion's tale.
Or stamp yourself
And go by mail.
Richard M. Nixon
Don't you know
The time has come
To go, go, GO!
Get on your way!
Please Richard M.!
You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.
You can go by balloon . . .
Or broomstick.
You can go by camel
In a bureau drawer.
You can go by bumble-boat
. . . or jet.
I don't care how you go.
Just get!
Richard M. Nixon!
I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon
Will you please
I said
I meant . . .
The time had come
So . . .
Richard WENT."

I can think of a few people that could have applied to...Bush, Cheney...Obama! ;-)

OT: Yikes! The comment moderation letters spelled out "hated" for this comment. Do you think that someone is trying to tell me something??? How weird is that?

John said...

@Half glad you are enjoying and learning! You know you can usually click the title link, if you want to learn more. Wow look at Mary Ellen's comment! Now I learned something about Dr. Seuss I didn't know!

@Mary I did not know about the underlying allegory! I am going to have to get my kid's books out and read them again to see if I can pick up on it! And that Nixon poem was great! Yes, it also applied to Bush...too bad I didn't know about it a few months ago, or I would've printed it & changed it to Bush!

"Hated" for your word verification now that is too funny! When you typed the word Nixon, it must've triggered "hated!"

Mary Ellen said...

Oh yes, Dr. Seuss was very politically active and produced political cartoons that show some of the same images that he showed in his story books. Horton Hears the Who was really about the post war occupation of Japan and it was dedicated to a friend of his who was Japanese.

The Lorax was about environmentalism, the Sneetches were about racial equality, Yertle the Turtle was about anti-fascism, and the Grinch was about materialism. The Butter Battle book was about the arms race.

You should look at them again, the guy was a genius who was trying to teach children what they weren't learning from society.

HalfCrazy said...

I learned something about Ms. Mary Ellen's comment too lol! I recently watched Frost/Nixon and I can understand the anger of the Americans regarding the watergate scandal! Good thing he did go and resigned himself!

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