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Why are fairy tales so **** depressing?

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You have the king who slays his pet bird, the one who was trying to warn him not to drink from the poisoned spring.

 

One emperor ignores his favourite songbird in favour of a mechanical replica; it's only when he's on his deathbed that he makes amends.

 

No one buys anything from the little match girl, and consequentially, she freezes to death.

 

The velveteen rabbit gets thrown out with the trash, to be burned.

 

The tin soldier is thrown into a fire, and as he melts, he watches his woman catch on fire.

 

 

 

 

Is it any wonder why people are so messed up?!?!?!

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What kind of books did you read as a child?!?!?!?!

 

 

It might not be so bad that you aren't familiar with these stories, but as far as the Friends part goes? This is all I have to say about that:

 

<_<

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What kind of books did you read as a child?!?!?!?!

 

I think I must have jumped from Dr. Suess to chapter books and skipped the fairy tale stage... :P

 

It might not be so bad that you aren't familiar with these stories, but as far as the Friends part goes? This is all I have to say about that:

 

<_<

 

Well I don't watch it too much anymore - although that might be because we only just recently got a decent cable package again... :D

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I never did get into Dr. Seuss all that much (except for Green Eggs & Ham). I really dug the fairy tales from the start. The macabre's always fascinated me...

 

What would you say if I told you that I don't own a TV and have absolutely no interest in procuring one?

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The Cat In The Hat teaches children that it's OK to let strangers into the house. Green Eggs & Ham offers the moral that you should keep an open mind and try things (such as green eggs, which may or may not be moldy, as well as alcohol, cocaine, and jumping from bridges).

 

 

(I thought this was going to be a wittier deconstruction of political correctness, but I failed. I offer it regardless, in the hopes that someone here can improve on it.)

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Y'all should watch Once Upon a Time -- it's not as bad as you think it is.

 

Also, the "Living Books" version of Green Eggs & Ham has distinctly "adult" overtones -- not sure why.

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In the sense that I cringed internally watching it with my three-year-old. However, it was subtle and possibly unintentional, and I'm sure it went over her head.

 

Dr. Seuss was sort of a weird dude anyway -- he made some Lady Godiva book too.

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Let's just say the tunnel and the train were weirdly reminiscent of something else.

 

As I recall there was more, but that still sticks in my head.

 

(And, just so I don't get flamed on this -- my wife noticed it first!)

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I must confess, I don't remember the end of that movie -- I've only seen it once and it was a few years ago. I should watch it again -- nothing more funny than people falling off Mount Rushmore.

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Dr. Suess FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

^THIS

 

Also I just saw The Lorax in the theaters. It was a really great movie!

 

Sorry I totally went off topic there :P

 

(why should I be sorry when practically everyone else does it on other threads LOL)

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Was it as good as the original animated version? To be honest, I thought the trailer looked God-awful...but then, that's just the trailer...

 

 

And you're right: you shouldn't be sorry. ;)

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Was it as good as the original animated version? To be honest, I thought the trailer looked God-awful...but then, that's just the trailer...

 

I didn't see the original animated version but compared to the trailer, it was a lot better than what I expected :)

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I didn't see the original animated version

 

You must see it! It's fantastic, from what I remember...

 

 

but compared to the trailer, it was a lot better than what I expected :)

 

Fair enough. I suppose I should put that on my list...

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