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THis is great! I always wondered what his drafts must look like. Hope it's real.
posted by Mister_A at 12:54 PM on October 15, 2010


There's a new Dr. Suess!
Oh frabtacular day!
Toss your hats in the air,
Shout loudly "Hooray!"
Shout hooray at the cats,
Shout hooray at the bats,
Shout hooray at the sneeches
Who've run off with our hats!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:06 PM on October 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


Take it to SportsFilter :P

jay kayyy!
posted by hermitosis at 1:08 PM on October 15, 2010


TheWhiteSkull has the right idea: This thread needs Seussish loggorhea!
posted by Greg Nog at 1:18 PM on October 15, 2010


Wait… so Seuss used a team of assistants to draft and plan out books? I've always envisioned him as a solitary writer, not as the head of a workshop.

Can anyone recommend something to read about the business side of the Seuss phenomenon?
posted by Nomyte at 1:31 PM on October 15, 2010


This post makes me laugh
(The last one made me tired)
But the thing that I dread
Is the people who don't understand meter and think that end rhyme is all that is required.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:33 PM on October 15, 2010 [11 favorites]


Cool. I could totally see this fitting in with the lesser known Seuss works and collaborations.

here are so many sports, let's see... I could bowl, jump hurdles, or water ski. I could blumf. Or blumf blumf blumf blumf blumf. Or blumf. Or blumf blumf blumf blumf blumf."

Now I'm wondering if "blumf" is the Seuss equivalent of the Star Trek writers "[tech]".
posted by Artw at 1:33 PM on October 15, 2010 [3 favorites]


Do you like my party hat? I do, I like that party hat!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:38 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


I saw "Lost" and "Dr. Seuss" and expected something completely different.

"And what happened next?...on the island, they say,
That the Man-in-Black's heart grew three sizes that day!"
posted by Zaximus at 1:42 PM on October 15, 2010 [16 favorites]


The Dr. Seuss Bible
posted by griphus at 1:42 PM on October 15, 2010


TPS, I think you're thinking of PD Eastman.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:42 PM on October 15, 2010


OMG the shame. The horror.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:43 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Shout hooray at the sneeches
Who've run off with our hats!"

The sneetches did not run off with your hats.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 1:45 PM on October 15, 2010


Somehow this got mixed up with this year's "unpublished Kafka manuscripts" news in my head.

Would you, could you, as a bug?
Would you, could you, on the rug?
Would you, could you, in the halls?
Would you, could you, up the walls?

You don't even want to know what the illustrations look like.
posted by roystgnr at 1:45 PM on October 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


Sometimes when a writer writes books that are weak
He puts them away on a shelf, and won't peek
At them ever at all for a day or a year
While he writes other books that make everyone cheer

Then since everyone dies, even authors of note
It's too late to ask him about what he wrote
Is it good? Is it great? Is it finished or not?
The writer can't say cause he's plopped in a plot

Not the kind of a plot that you find in a book
But the burial kind, where you visit and look
at the ground he is under, and wonder and guess
If he thought it's OK or he knew it's a mess.
posted by longsleeves at 1:48 PM on October 15, 2010 [32 favorites]


BookTryst is the best new blog of 2010 imho and I strongly recommend checking through their archives.
posted by peacay at 1:51 PM on October 15, 2010


Now I'm wondering if "blumf" is the Seuss equivalent of the Star Trek writers "[tech]".

JLP:
"Hey Geordi, how's the engine, there?"

GL:
"Could be better, to be fair!
See, Captain, it's all clogged with blumf
From when we saved that scriffle-pumf!"

JLP:
"Ah yes, LaForge, I do recall
When last we gave it all our all,
And saved a species from extinction,
Smartly acting with distinction!
Well, Riker, how to flush this blumf?"

WR:
"Captain, perhaps we should deionize the Bussard collectors."

...

WR:
"What? Won't that work? If we do that? That thing with the Bussard collectors? It seems like it would work."

...

WR:
"Why is everyone staring at me?"
posted by Greg Nog at 1:54 PM on October 15, 2010 [14 favorites]


I wonder how much Audrey Geisel can net for the film rights.
posted by Joe Beese at 2:00 PM on October 15, 2010


...starring Rob Schneider.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:08 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


"...Is the people who don't understand meter and think that end rhyme is all that is required."

Then you're not down with at least 98% of the six-and-under population.
posted by PuppyCat at 2:25 PM on October 15, 2010


I meant in this thread.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:35 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Zaximus: "I saw "Lost" and "Dr. Seuss" and expected something completely different.

"And what happened next?...on the island, they say,
That the Man-in-Black's heart grew three sizes that day!
"

Someone needs to do this.
posted by ShawnStruck at 4:28 PM on October 15, 2010


Longsleeves has already won the thread. We needn't even bother trying (which is something of a relief).
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:44 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Some famous people destroyed their B-production and now we're sorry for it. No way to know what's best...

Brahms, the famous German composer
frequently thought that we was a great loser
half of his scores he lit up with a "humph!"
Spared us exposure to Brahmsian blumf

There. Five minutes and a poem is born. And I can't even burn it now (Preview. Post. Argh)
posted by Namlit at 10:46 AM on October 16, 2010


OK, in my book (NPI), this is as big a find as the new Michaelangelo behind the lady's couch. Yay for everyone!
posted by IAmBroom at 11:24 AM on October 16, 2010


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