sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

March 3, 2012

The Lorax: A Parody

Filed under: blogging, children's literature, environmentalism, politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 7:19 pm

One of the most disappointing experiences online is to stumble upon a great blog only to find out that it hadn’t been updated in years.  Another disappointing experience is to post something, and in a few days notice that somebody has said it before — and better.  A third kind of disappointing experience is to think of an idea for a post, and quickly discover that somebody already did it.  I wrote about capitalism and The Lorax a few days ago.  DH was talking about maybe writing a parody of the poem (although I doubt he’d get around to do it any time soon, let alone allow me to post it).  Turns out, an abandoned blog called Voices in My Head already did a free market Lorax parody, and it’s awesome:

‘Mister,’ he said, or rather he barked it,
‘I am the Lorax, I speak for the market.
I speak for the market, for it has no voice,
I speak for the market and popular choice.
And Mister, I tell you, you’re crazy with greed.
There’s no one on earth who would purchase that Thneed.
Mister, I’ll tell you, you poor stupid guy,
You’ll need something special to make people buy.
I speak for the market and I’m telling you plain,
To make people buy, you need a big ad campaign.

And so on.  Check it out!


1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for this. I loathe The Lorax in all it’s snide, condescending anti-capitalist glory. But my kid has been such a trooper this week through full-on crazy that I took her yesterday. Oy. Penance. At least the movie wasn’t as snide and condescending as the book, but it still strikes me as funny that people think businesses take away rights when it’s never entrepreneurs, it’s the *government* each and every time. A post is percolating somewhere in this tired, pregnant brain. ; )

    Comment by pjMom — March 4, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

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