Monday, March 2, 2009

This one I think, is called a link

This one I think is called a Yink.
He likes to wink, he likes to drink.
He likes to drink, and drink, and drink.
The thing he likes to drink is ink.
The ink he likes to drink is pink.

The familar looking characters in today's Google logo reminded me.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Here are some excerpts from what else Google took me to, which seems more of a McCarthyist rebuke rather than the claimed "Marxist analysis" of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish:

In the classic children's novel, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss leads the reader on a tour through a fictional world full of Yinks, Yaks, Zans and other fantastic creatures. Seuss presents his imaginary world through the viewpoint of two anonymous children who, based on their appearances and simplistic language skills, are probably between the ages of eight and twelve. At first glance the novel appears as nothing more than an entertaining distraction for young children. Upon closer examination it is revealed that Dr. Seuss wrote the book to instill his far left political values into the minds of susceptible, naive children who lack the ability to place the book in its proper context.

Seuss appears to be presenting the notion that the upper class contribute nothing to the world, they use their wealth and positions of authority to force the lower class to do the work for them.

No, really?

OOOH, which reminds me.

If you like to drink and drink,

if the think you like to think is pink,

DRINKING LIBERALLY hits Dunedin tomorrow!

First speaker Green MP Keith Locke.

"Come raise your spirits as you raise a pint as New Zealand’s network of progressive drinking clubs arrives in Dunedin. Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of like-minded left-leaners, an opportunity to share your ideas while you share a drink. You don’t need to be a seasoned activist or policy wonk to join us in meeting new friends, reconnecting with old ones, and enjoying a stiff mix of socializing with a dash of politics."

Drinking Liberally
has become a fast-growing phenomenon, now offering social space for progressive pint-pourers in all major centres in New Zealand.

Come and raise a toast to some bottoms-up democracy!
7pm, Tuesday March 3

The Velvet Underground

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