- Jan 20, 2010
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Tim Fezziwig: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.I can't wait to write agit-prop for THE POWERS- I'll "scrub" all day long- I just want a nice plot of land with goats+chickens+lambs++++++ENDLESS hash oil........I have a REAL future in NewSpeak...
"Then the Joflin went to gabbrell...then FEZZ went to the coglin.......
Soon, very soon.
K, I was "almost" YOUNG POET OF THE YEAR 1986--but, alas---"Tim, your attitude.......Tim Fezziwig: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
KSG_Standard: God darnit, Mr. Fezz, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.
Yeah, I feel like there is a lot of headline outrage in this case where people aren't really aware of the full history of Dr Seuss or his writings. They see "Dr Seuss cancelled" and are outraged because they read Cat in the Hat as a kid, and this is just more cancelling of things they remember fondly. But this is a strange hill to die on. I didn't know much about Dr Seuss until literally today when I saw this all over internet news. But it sure didn't take much investigation to find a whole bunch of really fucked up things said and illustrated by Dr Seuss. And they aren't even cancelling him. They are just stopping publishing the questionable stuff. You can still get Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. If this is cancel culture, it seems like a mild, pretty reasonable version of it.We weren't real big on Dr. Seuss when I was a kid. I had some exposure to it and some of the other Geisel books, but they really weren't a big part of my childhood. As a consequence, I wasn't really informed about Mr. Geisel's history or his personal views on anything. However, since this story became public, I've read a little bit about him. Apparently he held views about Jewish people, Asian and Black people that are offensive today and should have been offensive then...views common to a lot of people in the early part of the 20th century.
I don't think we should be burning his books or canceling him or trying to erase him from history...but I don't think Geisel should be held up as any sort of standard for our kids either. I'd just let the market work it's magic by letting parents decide what's acceptable and what's not...for themselves.