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Post by xmashen on Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:35 pm

Theodor Geisel (AKA Dr. Seuss) also did major work before and during WWII, in illustrating the Nazi threat in his inimitable style.

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Post by xmashen on Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:08 pm

so, no matter how tiresome it may get re-reading it, just remember that he was instilling a conscience and a consciousness into us all, and thankfully continues to do so.


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Post by Dave on Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:39 pm

I miss reading "Goodbye Moon", and "Good Dog Carl". (a book with no words... just pictures.... make up your own...)

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Post by 911Dispatcher on Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:42 pm

awww Dave I love Goodbye Moon.....also a fan of Shel Silverstein

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Post by KevinNSaisi on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:20 pm

Sarah Cynthia Slyvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out



Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown Bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Grisly bits of beefy roasts...
The garbage rolled down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall...
Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fries and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That finally it touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Slylvia Stout said,
"Ok, I'll take the garbage out!"
But then, of course, it was too late...
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot right now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!


My favorite Shel Silverstein Poem Smile

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Post by xmashen on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:47 pm

yet it also begs the question... what the HELL was wrong with her daddy???

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Post by C on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:20 pm

I just finished "The Speed of Dark" by Elizabeth Moon which give an interesting insight to "normalcy"

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Post by xmashen on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:24 pm

ok, i hate to admit it, but i am reading " the Diana Chronicles" by Tina Brown. The worst thing is , i cannot BELIEVE that Tina Brown was ever the editor of the New Yorker, since she writes so badly! (of course, i can't put it down!)

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Post by dr on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:28 pm

I just read:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.....David Wroblewski
The Beautiful Miscellaneous........Dominic Smith
Soul Catcher......Michael White

In my opinion, they're all worth a read.

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Post by Timeout on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:30 pm

I'm reading the instruction manuals on the TV/DVD/VCR remotes...very tedious and I still can't do it.

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Post by xmashen on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:32 pm

it's because they are badly translated from Korean. "if you put the device on a hot stove, you will die or return the product for servicing at our convenience"

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Post by Timeout on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:35 pm

ahhhh, no wonder!!! I can't even turn the darn thing on unless the kids are home...they definitely speak a foreign language.

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Post by francis58 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:24 am

Greetings fellow readers:
I am currently devouring some wonderful Tomes

Dawning of the Raj' By 'Jeremy bernstein' (The Life of Warren Hastins/This Book of which I recently acquired at the Rumford Dollar Tree 1st Edition /A exhaustive study of the Early days of Brisish rule in India. Much background info about The East India Company

More to follow

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