Jeremy's Weblog

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

I just posted a version of this over at Crescat, but can't resist pasting it over here too --

Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) would have turned 100 today (he died in 1991). This site has pictures of the advertising artwork Geisel drew before he started writing children's books -- including delightful ads for skin care products and tractors. It got me thinking... what if Dr. Seuss was writing ads today? With no disrespect meant toward his great legacy (I'm just trying to have some fun here):

Hop on Pop (sponsored by the Association of Plastic Surgeons)

You used to always Hop on Pop
Afraid, dismayed, that he may drop
His arms would shake, his belly flop
You bounced when you would hop on pop

But now there is a surgery
That lets pop's belly fin'lly be
As small as that of you or me
But this procedure is not free

But you will think it heaven-sent
When pop can touch his toes when bent
He'll fit inside a camping tent
The death rate's only five percent

Other titles in the series:
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (sponsored by Red Lobster)
How The Grinch Stole Hyundais (sponsored by The Club)
The "Cat" In The "Hat" (sponsored by Viagra)
There's a Wocket in my Pocket (come and touch it) (sponsored by Michael Jackson)