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(Stultus)   Is Dr Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham a pro-Communist Manifesto?   (thecharlie.com) divider line 115
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2002-03-06 04:43:15 PM  
no
 
2002-03-06 04:43:25 PM  
Oh crum, they found out.
 
2002-03-06 04:43:30 PM  
I mean, yes.
 
2002-03-06 04:44:02 PM  
wait, change that, I'm gonna have to go back to "no".
 
2002-03-06 04:44:24 PM  
Uh-oh! Sam-I-Am is in trouble now! HAHA
 
2002-03-06 04:45:26 PM  
What is this? Yambo?
 
2002-03-06 04:45:36 PM  
"Mao Zedong's Little Red Book reeks of Communist beliefs, as does the Communist Manifesto"

Keen grasp of the obvious there, captian smartypants
 
2002-03-06 04:45:38 PM  
Well duh, obviously!
"It was so sad the way they hopped on Pop!"
 
2002-03-06 04:45:45 PM  
The name of the main character Sam is also the initials of the secret Socialist American Militia. Coincidence? I think not. The main character remains nameless because...

well jacka$$... which is it?
 
2002-03-06 04:46:19 PM  
Wasabi?

Meatloaf?
 
bri
2002-03-06 04:46:25 PM  
Ronin Arguing with yourself again.
 
2002-03-06 04:46:29 PM  
Bologna!! Everyone know that Communism is based on Dr. Seuss, not the other way around.
 
2002-03-06 04:46:38 PM  
coo-coo
coo-coo
 
2002-03-06 04:47:29 PM  
DAMN DR SEUSS TO HELL! TO HELL YOU DAMN DIRTY APE!!!
 
2002-03-06 04:48:22 PM  
This offends me. If you are bored enough you can read any meaning into any work. I'm sure, given enough time, and nothing else to do, I could prove that Van Gogh's "Kop van een skelet met brandende sigaret" was actual a tribute to his desire and overwhelming need to be a lesbian.
poppycock!
 
2002-03-06 04:48:22 PM  
"Though the characters seem innocent and pure, just under the surface lurks a deeper, redder truth. The name of the main character Sam is also the initials of the secret Socialist American Militia. Coincidence? I think not"

Ummmm..... I think ...SO
 
2002-03-06 04:48:25 PM  
"Though the characters seem innocent and pure, just under the surface lurks a deeper, redder truth. The name of the main character Sam is also the initials of the secret Socialist American Militia. Coincidence? I think not"

Ummmm..... I think ...SO
 
2002-03-06 04:48:43 PM  
"Though the characters seem innocent and pure, just under the surface lurks a deeper, redder truth. The name of the main character Sam is also the initials of the secret Socialist American Militia. Coincidence? I think not"

Ummmm..... I think ...SO
 
2002-03-06 04:48:56 PM  
Um, I thought Mark and Mao were Dr. Seuss characters. Now I'm really confused. This guy is too smart for me....
 
2002-03-06 04:48:56 PM  
fck Jay and Silent Bob, fck them up their stupid asses.
 
2002-03-06 04:48:56 PM  
I don't know about communist ideals in Dr. Seuss, but I'm pretty sure I've never seen sex or drugs in any Disney movies.
 
2002-03-06 04:48:58 PM  
Um, I thought Marx and Mao were Dr. Seuss characters. Now I'm really confused. This guy is too smart for me....
 
2002-03-06 04:49:38 PM  
Please, somebody tell me this writer is joking. Or high. And why hasn't NewsMax picked up on this?
 
2002-03-06 04:49:55 PM  
Though the characters seem innocent and pure, just under the surface lurks a deeper, redder truth. The name of the main character Sam is also the initials of the secret Socialist American Militia. Coincidence? I think not. The main character remains nameless because he represents the nameless millions that have not been "saved" and converted to Communism. When Sam brings in all the possible dining companions, it is not difficult to see through the happy childrens' book to the darker underlying meaning. The mouse in the house represents all of the little people who have been converted and now happily toil in equality. The fox shows that smart and clever people have joined the Communist side. The goat is a representative of the agricultural interests that enjoy the benefits of Communism. As you see, this is not just a childrens' book.

The locales were also not chosen by coincidence. The house shows that everybody will have a roof over their head, while the box is representative of manufacturing. The car is just an example of the luxuries people would be able to afford in a Communist world. The train shows that the world would still be structured and happy. Just like in Mussolini's Italy, where the trains ran on time. The darkness represents Capitalism, the "darkness" that is overcome when they exit the tunnel. The nameless Capitalist is nearing the end of his journey of conversion. The boat that is his last locale is an example of the powerful navy under the Communist world, able to destroy everybody else. But the good doctor does not stop here.



Change "Communism" to "Capitalism" and you have the same damn thing except for names. There is nothing to tie it to communism.
 
2002-03-06 04:50:16 PM  
What the hell happened there? Jeezus, I'm gonna go crawl under a rock now......
 
2002-03-06 04:52:38 PM  
Adrock, you were supposed to click your sparkly heels of your shoes together as you said that 3 times and if you had then you'd already be home! *there's no place like home* *there's no place like home* *there's no place like home*
 
2002-03-06 04:53:09 PM  
Yes! And Harry Potter novels promote Satanism!
Oh, please, won't *somebody* think of the children!
 
2002-03-06 04:53:29 PM  
(Seuss 62).

heh, he even referenced the original text :)
 
2002-03-06 04:53:34 PM  
(Seuss 62).

heh, he even referenced the original text :)
 
2002-03-06 04:54:02 PM  
it must be a joke
thats too sick to be real
 
2002-03-06 04:55:23 PM  
why is everyone double posting? Once you have clicked the button, be patient. Only if it times out do you need to click again. (I apologize in advance if the cgi lag is also causing the double posting without people clicking twice)
 
2002-03-06 04:55:56 PM  
Bits. Bytes. Chips. Clocks.
Bits in bytes on chips in box.
Bytes with bits and chips with clocks.
Chips in box on ether-docks.

Chips with bits come. Chips with bytes come.
Chips with bits and bytes come.

Look, sir. Look, sir. Read the file, sir.
Let's do tricks with bits and bytes, sir.
Let's do tricks with chips and clocks, sir.

First, I'll make a quick trick bit stack.
Then I'll make a quick trick byte stack.
You can make a quick trick chip stack.
You can make a quick trick clock stack.

And here's a new trick on the scene.
Bits in bytes for your machine.
Bytes in words to fill your screen.

Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir.
Try to say this by the clock, sir.

Clocks in chips tick.
Clocks on chips tock.
Eight byte bits tick.
Eight bit bytes tock.
Clocks on chips with eight bit bytes tick.
Chips with clocks and eight byte bits tock.

Here's an easy game to play.
Here's an easy thing to say.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash.

You can't say this? What a shame, sir!
We'll find you another game, sir.

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of Gauss,
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your Floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to ram your ROM.
Quickly turn off your computer and be sure to tell your mom!
 
2002-03-06 04:56:22 PM  
Don't forget about:

One Fish, Two Fish, RED Fish, Blue Fish.

Huh... Huh?
 
2002-03-06 04:57:20 PM  
duffman can't breathe oooooooh no!
 
2002-03-06 04:58:32 PM  
LOL!!!

Definitely sarcastic - should have the sarcasm tag.
Maybe too subtle, though; but I found it hilarious!

"Coincidence? I think not" <<-- BIG give-away!

- Grumpy
 
2002-03-06 04:58:32 PM  
The Ham looks like russia?!
My boot looks like Italy, that doesn't mean I'm for Italian domination of the world. I'm all against communism, but finding it in places where it simply doesn't exist is absurd.
 
2002-03-06 04:58:41 PM  
"Could you, would you, with a goat?

I would not, could not with a goat!"
 
2002-03-06 04:59:00 PM  
I find your view interesting and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2002-03-06 04:59:35 PM  
Could it be that Uncle SAM is really a communist too since SAM stands for Socialist American Militia???
 
2002-03-06 04:59:47 PM  
Not to put ANY credit to this nutjob, some of Dr. Suess's stuff is political. "Horton Hears a Who" is about McArthy-ism for example.
 
2002-03-06 05:00:07 PM  
Quite amusing spoof of Dr. Seuss meets STTNG.
 
2002-03-06 05:00:15 PM  
I will not sell them on a train,

I will not sell them on a plain;

I will not sell Green eggs and ham,

I am not a Capitalist, Sam I Am !
 
2002-03-06 05:01:07 PM  
This is nowhere near as controversial as Seuss's anti-Semitic story, "Horton Hears a Jew".
 
2002-03-06 05:01:31 PM  
The story goes that Geisel (Dr. Suess) bet a Scottish socialist $50 that the could write an entire insideous propaganda book which would subtly turn the world's children against the evils of capitalism using only 50 different words.

Harmonia never paid up.
 
2002-03-06 05:01:36 PM  
I heard Dr. Suess used to write dirty parodies of his own work to amuse his friends.
 
2002-03-06 05:01:54 PM  
America!?!
More like
African Movement for the Establishment of a Russian Influenced Communist American Nation!!!!!
 
2002-03-06 05:02:14 PM  
I am fairly sure that this was a meant to be satire.
 
2002-03-06 05:04:07 PM  
Hilarious. *g* Absolutely hilarious. Especially the part about how ZeDong's "Little Red Book" had hidden undercurrents of communism.
 
2002-03-06 05:04:13 PM  
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2002-03-06 05:04:32 PM  
Treize: You include "America" in the abreviation for "America"...so, basically, it's "African Movement for the Establishment of a Russian Influenced Communist "African Movement for the Establishment of a Russian Influenced Communist "African Movement for the Establishment of a Russian Influenced Communist "African Movement for the Establishment of a Russian Influenced Communist American Nation" Nation" Nation" Nation" and on, and on and on...

i need a nap
 
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