Seussian politics
March 20, 2003 10:03 AM   Subscribe

Bush and Chirac debate Iraq
"I will bomb him in his car; I will bomb him from afar.
I will bomb him in his house; I do not like him, he’s a louse.
I’m going to bomb him here and there.
I’m going to bomb him everywhere."
posted by Perigee (12 comments total)
Thank you, I needed that.
posted by greengrl at 10:13 AM on March 20, 2003

Cute idea. However, the scansion is really off in some places. I don't think the author spent much time working on it.
posted by starvingartist at 10:16 AM on March 20, 2003

...freedom fries slathered in Idiot Cheese (N E body see SNL?)....mmmmmmm, politilicalicious.......
posted by gsalad at 10:27 AM on March 20, 2003

Exactly what I thought, starvingartist. Sort of cute idea, really weak execution. Seuss did think (and write, and draw) about war (see Dr. Seuss Goes To War, a great big book of cartoons about WWII), but I doubt he would be too impressed with this effort.
posted by picopebbles at 10:31 AM on March 20, 2003

What an original idea.
posted by byort at 11:31 AM on March 20, 2003

Tough crowd. It's just my weekly column and a light diversion. Some people even find it mildly amusing.
posted by quirked at 11:43 AM on March 20, 2003

Hey Mr. quirked -

Congrats on getting a column and all. Your fine sense of humor shines through as usual.

However, there are far too many people (and you, sadly, seem to be one of them) who think of poetry parodies only in terms of rhyme, and not meter. With Dr. Seuss especially, the scrupulous scansion of his rhymes was one of the key things that made them dance off the page and stick in our heads. It's especially unfortunate here, where I mentally "corrected" lines while reading to make them scan without altering the point. I think a couple more drafts could have made this really good.

Still, a worthy effort. Keep up the good work! Only make it better.
posted by soyjoy at 11:55 AM on March 20, 2003

... and byort, come on. You don't even link to another Green Eggs and Ham parody. It's supposed to be news that other people have done Seuss parodies? This is a little like looking at a painting and saying, "Wow, applying paint to canvas, how innovative."
posted by soyjoy at 12:00 PM on March 20, 2003

My apologies, soyjoy.
posted by byort at 12:24 PM on March 20, 2003

I can't wait for someone to do the ultimate warblog/The Song of Hiawatha parody...
posted by i_cola at 1:12 PM on March 20, 2003

My apologies, soyjoy.

All righty then. That's more like it.
posted by soyjoy at 2:15 PM on March 20, 2003

Like quirked said, tough crowd. I for one did find it amusing.
posted by timyang at 1:32 AM on March 21, 2003

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