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2013-03-02 03:29:14 PM
Hay guys, did you know that Dr. Suess was not his real name?  His real name was Dr. Marvin Finklestein.
 
2013-03-02 03:54:37 PM
My mom bought all the Dr. Seuss and beginning reader books starting when I was 2 years old and read them to me every day. I went into kindergarten already able to read and write. Dr. Seuss is one of my heroes, whether he meant to be, or not.
 
2013-03-02 03:55:20 PM
Not to mention, my mom, too.
 
2013-03-02 04:05:33 PM
Gerald McBoing Boing was always one of my favorites.
 
2013-03-02 04:36:23 PM
Happy birthday, Dr. Ted
It would be a lot happier
If you weren't dead
 
2013-03-02 05:08:25 PM
Dr. Suess is great

/Richard Scarry > Dr. Suess
 
2013-03-02 05:11:18 PM
He also did some of the most racist propaganda stuff for the gov't during WWII. I have a book of it.  He still was a beloved man.  Dear ole Dr..

(In college, I studied a lot of WW II Propaganda Posters.)
 
2013-03-02 05:16:14 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom bought all the Dr. Seuss and beginning reader books starting when I was 2 years old and read them to me every day. I went into kindergarten already able to read and write. Dr. Seuss is one of my heroes, whether he meant to be, or not.


I'm still amazed by how many kids are behind in reading. My kid is far from gifted but he is ahead of his class in many subjects, especially reading. Parent's need to place more importance on reading before school makes them do it.
 
2013-03-02 05:33:04 PM
Coined the word nerd? I thought that was P K Dick for some reason.
 
2013-03-02 05:47:01 PM

Fear_and_Loathing: He also did some of the most racist propaganda stuff for the gov't during WWII. I have a book of it.  He still was a beloved man.  Dear ole Dr..

(In college, I studied a lot of WW II Propaganda Posters.)




Dr Suess Goes to War? It was a good book! You forget how much support the Nazi had among the conservative base. Dr Suess called them out, mainly because he was a die hard FDR supporter...
 
2013-03-02 06:33:54 PM
Why are so many people spelling his name wrong? *eye twitch*
 
2013-03-02 06:40:35 PM

coco ebert: Why are so many people spelling his name wrong? *eye twitch*


Dr Süss? :-)

/didn't even notice...
 
2013-03-02 07:01:04 PM
The very first book I ever bought with my own money was The Lorax, it was at a book fair at my elementary school, I was six. It is a first edition.  That was a long time ago, now I read it with my six year old... Although I think she likes the Sneetches story more.  Mom's fav is McElligot's Pool. Three Fans in this house so there will be Suess read at bedtime tonight!
 
2013-03-02 07:02:20 PM

sno man: The very first book I ever bought with my own money was The Lorax, it was at a book fair at my elementary school, I was six. It is a first edition.  That was a long time ago, now I read it with my six year old... Although I think she likes the Sneetches story more.  Mom's fav is McElligot's Pool. Three Fans in this house so there will be Suess read at bedtime tonight!


swear word I did it too! Seuss!
 
2013-03-02 07:33:46 PM

coco ebert: Why are so many people spelling his name wrong? *eye twitch*


At least Subby spelled his name right in the tags part though. Credit where it's due and all that.
 
2013-03-02 07:34:06 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom bought all the Dr. Seuss and beginning reader books starting when I was 2 years old and read them to me every day.


All of them?
ecx.images-amazon.com
The content seems a bit deep for a 2 year old.
 
2013-03-02 08:04:23 PM
When I was childless, I thought Green Eggs and Ham was dumb. I thought Fox in Sox was dumber. Then I became a parent and started reading them to my daughter, and became convinced that Green Eggs and Ham was one of the greatest children's books ever written. Fox in Sox is makes me laugh out loud. And Horton Hatches an Eggs makes me cry every single time we read it (my daughter is adopted).

Perspective. What can't it do?

Thanks Dr. Seuss. And happy birthday, wherever you are.
 
2013-03-02 08:30:43 PM
 
2013-03-02 08:36:55 PM
Is he any relation to Dr. Seuss, you farking morons?
 
2013-03-02 08:47:01 PM

assjuice: Is he any relation to Dr. Seuss, you farking morons?



Are you any relation to oily anal leakage?
 
2013-03-02 08:57:00 PM

coco ebert: Why are so many people spelling his name wrong? *eye twitch*


And pronouncing it wrong;

You're wrong as the deuce
And you shouldn't rejoice
If you're calling him Seuss.
He pronounces it Soice!"
 
2013-03-02 09:10:57 PM
Was he the canal guy?
 
2013-03-02 09:23:07 PM
While cleaning out a relative's house, I found an old WW2 pamphlet about malaria that he did for the US Army. Sold it on ebay for $50.
 
2013-03-02 09:32:40 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom bought all the Dr. Seuss and beginning reader books starting when I was 2 years old and read them to me every day. I went into kindergarten already able to read and write. Dr. Seuss is one of my heroes, whether he meant to be, or not.


I started my toddler on them a few months back (she's not two yet). She recognizes the art style already and says "Seuss" if we pass by books or anything related in a store. I wouldn't be surprised if she's an early reader/writer. I was early with the ten cent words according to my mom.
 
2013-03-02 09:39:40 PM
I still remember fairly well that my bus driver from elementary school helped all of us on her bus write a get well letter to him while he was dying. We got a reply and everything from him, still think it's on display in the office area of the school.
 
2013-03-02 09:48:37 PM
"The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" is like a children's manual for biological warfare.
 
2013-03-02 10:01:11 PM
I struggle to read fox in socks in the cadence that i feel it requires.  I try to get my kid to choose oh the places you will go as often as possible.  to me, that is his most influential book.  it has the least amount of made up words, and has some serious life lessons in there.
 
2013-03-02 10:15:56 PM
Happy birthday Dr. Suess. Here's 9 ways he kicked ass

The doctor named Seuss indeed was sublime / with better grammar and spelling than submitard's headline.
 
2013-03-02 10:46:35 PM
Was ignoring his first wife to a point that she committed suicide one of them?

/or being extremely bitter that he wasn't taken more seriously?
//I love the guy but he was hardly a saint
 
2013-03-02 10:58:17 PM

gingerjet: Was ignoring his first wife to a point that she committed suicide one of them?

/or being extremely bitter that he wasn't taken more seriously?
//I love the guy but he was hardly a saint


If she committed suicide because she was ignored, she was probably going to do it anyway.
 
2013-03-02 11:02:40 PM

xane: The war cartoons are online
http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/


libraries.ucsd.edu
/wow, did nazi that coming from the Dr.
 
2013-03-02 11:06:53 PM
My two year old gets two Seuss books at bedtime every night. He loves them as much as we do.
 
2013-03-02 11:31:44 PM
Seriously, I'm the first to mention my favorite?

toolsandtoys.net.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-02 11:56:33 PM
My Fave
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-03 12:12:53 AM

loki see loki do: gingerjet: Was ignoring his first wife to a point that she committed suicide one of them?

/or being extremely bitter that he wasn't taken more seriously?
//I love the guy but he was hardly a saint

If she committed suicide because she was ignored, she was probably going to do it anyway.


Well supposedly his first wife was battling a long term illness and realized that he had fallen in love with Audrey. So she killed herself in part because of the illness and to free him to be with the person he truly loved. (who was also his best friends wife...they fled to reno waiting for her divorce so they could get married...and then they shipped her kids off to boarding school...)
 
2013-03-03 01:06:24 AM
blog.chuckjones.com


L-R- Dr. Seuss, Boris Karloff, and Chuck Jones

/Coolness quotient of that pic off the charts
//Chuck Jones arguably best animator ever.
 
2013-03-03 01:37:36 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Fear_and_Loathing: He also did some of the most racist propaganda stuff for the gov't during WWII. I have a book of it.  He still was a beloved man.  Dear ole Dr..

(In college, I studied a lot of WW II Propaganda Posters.)

Dr Suess Goes to War? It was a good book! You forget how much support the Nazi had among the conservative base. Dr Suess called them out, mainly because he was a die hard FDR supporter...


I have that book in my library.  Pointing out that Dr. S. drew some really racist (wasict?) stuff is kind of like pointing out that Washington and Jefferson owned slaves.

/it's true, but you have to take into account their individual situations.
 
2013-03-03 02:22:08 AM
My favorite author. Taught me how to read.
 
2013-03-03 04:25:56 AM
Dr Seuss was anti-Prohibition. Because of it, his family had to shut down their brewery for Geisel Beer and their fortune went down the tubes.
media-files.gather.com
 
2013-03-03 04:47:42 AM
I haven't read a Dr Seuss book for nigh on 35 years.

But my six year old self thought his "Sleep Book" was the most profound thing I'd ever read. That "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Sam I Am" stuff was just mindless pandering to the other six year olds that thought rhyming about nonsense was witty.

It was then that I realised my tastes in art were just simply better than those of the proles. ;)

/had no idea at that point about the possibility of actually owning "Dr Seuss's Sleep Book" for myself. Simply borrowed it from the school library every week for a month or two
//was also infatuated with "Logan's Run" at the time
 
2013-03-03 06:59:24 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-03 09:07:48 AM

greenboy: I struggle to read fox in socks in the cadence that i feel it requires.  I try to get my kid to choose oh the places you will go as often as possible.  to me, that is his most influential book.  it has the least amount of made up words, and has some serious life lessons in there.


Try this - get a little kid's keyboard (probably $25) that has a beat switch and can be speeded up or slowed down.  Worked beautifully for me, except possibly for the fact that at age 27, if my son hears anything close to that beat/cadence, he swears he starts hearing, "Fox...socks...."
 
2013-03-03 07:44:48 PM
 
2013-03-04 09:24:24 AM
My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
My shoe is off, my foot is cold.
I have a bird I like to hold.
My hat is old, my teeth are gold.
And now my story is all told.
 
2013-03-04 02:36:19 PM

RassilonsExWife: When I was childless, I thought Green Eggs and Ham was dumb. I thought Fox in Sox was dumber. Then I became a parent and started reading them to my daughter, and became convinced that Green Eggs and Ham was one of the greatest children's books ever written. Fox in Sox is makes me laugh out loud. And Horton Hatches an Eggs makes me cry every single time we read it (my daughter is adopted).

Perspective. What can't it do?

Thanks Dr. Seuss. And happy birthday, wherever you are.



Damnation it's gettin' dusty in here.  I'm right there with ya bud, my daughter didn't arrive until I was 44, and wow is perspective an awesome thing.  Although I pretty much always thought the good Dr's work was terrific.  I had a big stack of them from the 60's, and I revisited them in the late 70's while goofed on teh devil's weed.  Good times...

But I had never read The Lorax, and after reading it to my daughter the first time I knew it was one of the most brilliant pieces of literature of all time.  OF ALL TIME.

Although not Seuss, check out Guess How Much I Love You.  It's a small rabbit telling his father he loves him this much, and his father outdoes him.  One of those books that seems to have a lotta dust between the pages.....
 
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