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Oh, the Places You'll Go! by the lovable Dr. Seuss
    #4629731 - 09/07/05 02:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I just picked this book up when I was visiting my mom last night and brought it back with me. I sat here just now, and read it cover to cover, and wow. The book is like...perfect. It's a solo trip. And now I know what I'm going to do first when I trip alone for the first time, I'm going to sit down and read Oh, the Places You'll Go! on the come-up.



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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4629739 - 09/07/05 02:08 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I read half of fear and loathing in las vegas last night, I think I'll finish it tonight.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: HELLA_TIGHT]
    #4629843 - 09/07/05 02:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

never heard of it
thx for the heads up


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: butterflydawn]
    #4629860 - 09/07/05 02:45 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It's by Dr. Seuss.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4629882 - 09/07/05 02:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Seuss stuff is so fucking good. As a kid I always wanted to live in some of those crazy houses he used to draw.

The Sleep book has always been my favourite.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4630015 - 09/07/05 03:37 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Dr Seuss rocks. I think reading him as a kid made me more interested in psychedelics and tripped out stuff.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Shroomism]
    #4630051 - 09/07/05 03:47 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That guy was definatly a psychedelic type of author. The stuff he writes for "kids" is just plain ridiculous.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Shroomism]
    #4630060 - 09/07/05 03:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

niice



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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Shroomism]
    #4630061 - 09/07/05 03:51 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I could learn more about life from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein than I could from Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Socrates, and Elvis all rolled into one.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4630114 - 09/07/05 04:05 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

... Elvis? You just threw him in there because you like how he dances, admit it!


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4630127 - 09/07/05 04:08 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

anyone remember 'yurtle the turtle'?
there was an awesome line in that book that went something like this:
'you on the top may see great sights, but down on the bottom we too have rights'
thats not it but close...
anyone now the real version of this line?


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: FL_accciD]
    #4630133 - 09/07/05 04:10 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat.
The water was warm. There was plenty to eat.
The turtles had everything turtles might need.
And they were all happy. Quite happy indeed.

They were... untill Yertle, the king of them all,
Decided the kingdom he ruled was too small.
"I'm ruler", said Yertle, "of all that I see.
But I don't see enough. That's the trouble with me.
With this stone for a throne, I look down on my pond
But I cannot look down on the places beyond.
This throne that I sit on is too, too low down.
It ought to be higher!" he said with a frown.
"If I could sit high, how much greater I'd be!
What a king! I'd be ruler of all that I see!"

So Yertle, the Turtle King, lifted his hand
And Yertle, the Turtle King, gave a command.
He ordered nine turtles to swim to his stone
And, using these turtles, he built a new throne.
He made each turtle stand on another one's back
And he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack.
And then Yertle climbed up. He sat down on the pile.
What a wonderful view! He could see 'most a mile!
"All mine!" Yertle cried. "Oh, the things I now rule!
I'm the king of a cow! And I'm the king of a mule!
I'm the king of a house! And, what's more, beyond that
I'm the king of a blueberry bush and a cat!
I'm Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler of all that I see!"

And all through the morning, he sat up there high
Saying over and over, "A great king am I!"
Until 'long about noon. Then he heard a faint sigh.
"What's that?" snapped the king
And he looked down the stack.
And he saw, at the bottom, a turtle named Mack.
Just a part of his throne. And this plain little turtle
Looked up and he said, "Beg your pardon, King Yertle.
I've pains in my back and my shoulders and knees.
How long must we stand here, Your Majesty, please?"
"SILENCE!" the King of the Turtles barked back.
"I'm king, and you're only a turtle named Mack."
"You stay in your place while I sit here and rule.
I'm the king of a cow! And I'm the king of a mule!
I'm the king of a house! And a bush! And a cat!
But that isn't all. I'll do better than that!

My throne shall be higher!" his royal voice thundered,
"So pile up more turtles! I want 'bout two hundred!"
"Turtles! More turtles!" he bellowed and brayed.
And the turtles 'way down in the pond were afraid.
They trembled. They shook. But they came. They obeyed.
From all over the pond, they came swimming by dozens.
Whole families of turtles, with uncles and cousins.
And all of them stepped on the head of poor Mack.
One after another, they climbed up the stack.
Then Yertle the Turtle was perched up so high,
He could see fourty miles from his throne in the sky!
"Hooray!" shouted Yertle. "I'm the king of the trees!
I'm king of the birds! And I'm king of the bees!
I'm king of the butterflies! King of the air!
Ah, me! What a throne! What a wonderful chair!
I'm Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler of all that I see!"

Then again, from below, in the great heavy stack,
Came a groan from that plain little turtle named Mack.
"Your Majesty, please... I don't like to complain,
But down here below, we are feeling great pain.
I know, up on top you are seeing great sights,
But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
We turtles can't stand it. Our shells will all crack!
Besides, we need food. We are starving!" groaned Mack.

"You hush up your mouth!" howled the mighty King Yertle.
"You've no right to talk to the world's highest turtle.
I rule from the clouds! Over land! Over sea!
There's nothing, no, NOTHING, that's higher than me!"

But, while he was shouting, he saw with suprise
That the moon of the evening was starting to rise
Up over his head in the darkening skies.
"What's THAT?" snorted Yertle. "Say, what IS that thing
That dares to be higher than Yertle the King?
I shall not allow it! I'll go higher still!
I'll build my throne higher! I can and I will!
I'll call some more turtles. I'll stack 'em to heaven!
I need 'bout five thousand, six hundred and seven!"

But, as Yertle, the Turtle King, lifted his hand
And started to order and give the command,
That plain little turtle below in the stack,
That plain little turtle whose name was just Mack,
Decided he'd taken enough. And he had.
And that plain little lad got a bit mad.
And that plain little Mack did a plain little thing.
He burped!
And his burp shook the throne of the king!

And Yertle the Turtle, the king of the trees,
The king of the air and the birds and the bees,
The king of a house and a cow and a mule...
Well, that was the end of the Turtle King's rule!
For Yertle, the King of all Sala-ma-Sond,
Fell off his high throne and fell Plunk! in the pond!

And tosay the great Yertle, that Marvelous he,
Is King of the Mud. That is all he can see.
And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free
As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.




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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Shroomism]
    #4630141 - 09/07/05 04:12 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

thank you man
thank you


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: FL_accciD]
    #4630156 - 09/07/05 04:15 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Dr Suess was a genius. Pure genius.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Shroomism]
    #4630162 - 09/07/05 04:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:
Dr Suess was a genius. Pure genius.



agreed. beyond a reasonable doubt.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4630176 - 09/07/05 04:19 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

A lot of stuff I used to read or watch as a kid seems psychedelic when I look back on it. Ren & Stimpy, for example. I think the mindset of a child growing up can be rather similar to that of a tripper. Your mind is like a sponge, just taking in all these experiences and sensations.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: FL_accciD]
    #4630205 - 09/07/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

He keeps kids super interested in his books with crazy awesome pictures and awesome rhymes
Even adults love his books
They are never too long, and boring.. or too short.. and not exciting enough
He always manages to do multiple things in the same sentence - tell a joke, make a rhyme, and impart an important life lesson or some profound metaphor and analogy. Sometimes it was just nonsence.. but still fun. Nonsense is a very important life lesson.

I do not like Green Eggs and Ham
I do not like them
Sam, I am

I do not like them here or there
I do not like them anywhere
I do not like them in a boat
I would not, could not, with a goat

I will not eat them in the rain
I do not like them on a train
I do not like them in a box
I will not eat them with a fox

I do not like them in a house
I would not, could not, with a mouse
I do not like Green Eggs and Ham
I do not like them
Sam, I am

Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham
Don't like Green Eggs and Ham


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: FL_accciD]
    #4630208 - 09/07/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That's awesome! I need to reread these books. It's been a long long time.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Silversoul]
    #4630227 - 09/07/05 04:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I see a lot of similar things. Ever watch cartoons or shows for little kids these days? So freaking many flashing colors and weird shit.


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Re: Oh, the Places You'll Go! [Re: Jadian]
    #4630244 - 09/07/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Jadian said:
I see a lot of similar things. Ever watch cartoons or shows for little kids these days? So freaking many flashing colors and weird shit.



Ya. I think I remember hearing about how the creator of Spongebob Squarepants is really into psychedelics. Not too surprising.


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