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January 18, 2015 10:46 AM   Subscribe

In honor of Winnie-the-Pooh Day, here is a webpage with horrible formatting but lots of great photos of Christopher Robin, and an old CNN story about Ashdown Forest.
posted by bq (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
That format is better than half the websites with pop up ads and slideshows.

Also, hunny.
posted by arcticseal at 11:23 AM on January 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

The Metafilter Twitbot posted this as: In honor of Winnie-the-Pooh Day, here is a webpage with horrible formatting but lots of great photos of Christ... and I was set to come here and get all my atheist snark on. Sadly (or maybe not) I am disappoint.
posted by pjern at 11:29 AM on January 18, 2015

The contents makes up for the Comic Sans.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:31 AM on January 18, 2015

I recently got the Collected Stories of Winnie-the-pooh as read/dramatized by a delightfully British cast including Stepen Fry and Dame Judi Dench among others.

I put this recording on a pair of cheap MP3 players and gave them to my young children as a Christmas present.

Best idea I ever had. They won't take the headphones off for love nor money.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:15 PM on January 18, 2015 [3 favorites]

The thing I have never understood is how they have an owl in there when a bunch of the other characters are owl food. Anyway this looks and sounds nice.
posted by bukvich at 1:14 PM on January 18, 2015

I just discovered recently that a recording from my childhood is on YouTube: Caedmon Records' Winnie-the-Pooh (read by Carol Channing). There are three records in all and I have never met anyone else who has ever heard them. But Carol Channing is marvelous and she sings all of the songs, so in my family, Winnie-the-Pooh songs like "How cold my toes" have always had a definite melody and rhythm, and it still startles me a little when other people have read Winnie-the-Pooh but can't sing any of the songs.
posted by colfax at 2:32 PM on January 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

I was sorry for the unhappy young blister, of course, but it piqued me somewhat that he seemed to consider that he was the only one who had any troubles.

"Well, I've got to recite Christopher Robin poems."

"Pah!" he said. "It might have been Winnie the Pooh."

Well, there was that, of course.

-PGW, The Mating Season

more about the Wodehouse - Milne feud
posted by betweenthebars at 3:11 PM on January 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

And all that time, stories about bears named after Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Makes you think.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:49 PM on January 18, 2015

I remember being confused by the original illustrations in the book when I read it as a precocious little kid since they showed what to me looked like a girl called Christopher Robin.
posted by tigrrrlily at 6:16 PM on January 18, 2015

For a while my son insisted his name was Chirpster Robin.
posted by bq at 6:33 PM on January 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

From John Finnemore: Pooh's interdivention.
posted by Lexica at 7:38 PM on January 19, 2015

A pinch of Winnie-the-Pooh from Alan Bennett.
posted by On the Corner at 1:55 AM on January 20, 2015

I grew up listening to the Winnie The Pooh stories on two LP's both read by Maurice Evans. As has my daughter after I ripped them into mp3's for her. I remember seeing Disney's Winnie The Pooh and being utterly confused why Pooh didn't sound like a gruff old British grandfather. In fact, all the voices were wrong!

I just looked Evans up on wikipedia and it turns out he was Dr. Zaius! And Samantha's father on Bewitched! And about a million Shakespeare roles!
posted by drinkmaildave at 7:32 PM on January 21, 2015

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