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I know it's early for the story of the Grinch,
September 23, 2001 9:19 AM   Subscribe

I know it's early for the story of the Grinch, but I thought everyone should re-read it. It is a wonderful diversion from and a good fable about the 9/11 attacks. Granted, he won't be carving our roast beast, but in some pithy, corny way, Bin Laden may realize that our spirit -- our livelihood "doesn't come from a store."
posted by edwardko (11 comments total)

 

posted by quonsar at 10:04 AM on September 23, 2001


heh.
posted by tolkhan at 10:14 AM on September 23, 2001


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posted by Doug at 10:15 AM on September 23, 2001


Woah, wait!
our spirit + our livelihood doesn't come from a store?!
I think I've been missing something about American culture then.
posted by fuq at 11:16 AM on September 23, 2001


a friend of mine posted this Story of the Binch on a local message board
a few days ago. A reworking of the Dr Seuss tale made to fit the disaster. I am unable to link to her post so I threw together a page on another server rather than cut+paste the whole thing here and get flamed...
posted by daHIFI at 11:55 AM on September 23, 2001


daHIFI, quonsar's image links to the binch poem.. (i didn't notice at first either)

i'm not crazy about the poem, but given seuss's political cartoons, i think he would probably have approved of it.
posted by smt at 1:12 PM on September 23, 2001


I actually thought that was going to be "the Binch" (and someone on Flutterby believes the author is Rob Suggs).
posted by dhartung at 1:17 PM on September 23, 2001


(that link is to an earlier post, by the way.. the actual site is here)
posted by smt at 1:18 PM on September 23, 2001


most people haven't seen it before

I hadn't seen it before. Does that mean I'm in the minority again?
posted by feelinglistless at 3:35 PM on September 23, 2001


Ugh, the bright green text on an olive background burned straight through my retinas. Now I can see nothing but that horrible horrible text...
posted by billybunny at 6:25 PM on September 23, 2001


Sorry to bring old news up. This was my first post and I should have been more diligent in searching first. However, I DID conceive of the idea on my own. . .but I forgot. . .there is no original thought in an internet world.
posted by edwardko at 9:17 PM on September 23, 2001


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