Roald Dahl v. “Dr.” Seuss? Not even a question. RD could smack Seuss down any place, any time, all the time.

So I’m up in my office where I should be doing some homework, but instead I am looking at a Dr. Seuss website. I clicked on the playground button and saw that I could write my own story! That’s exciting! So I went ahead and typed my name in the box it told me to and then I typed in a title for my story. I picked a background for scene 1 and then I picked 2 characters and some background music. Then I get to the next part where it told me to type in stuff for the Mayor to say. What?? I thought this was a game, not a facade to make me write my own dang story. I was fully expecting to just be able to point and click. Make me use the keyboard? How dare you Mr. Seuss. That’s right, I called you mister. Not doctor, because I’m almost certain that you are not a doctor. Wait, let me check on that. [Insert pause while I am checking this accusation out] Ok I’m back and I’ve done some wiki’ing. So Mr. Seuss, I am just saddened by the fact that you call yourself a doctor when in fact you are just a drop out. What the heck were you thinking about when you wrote that book about going places? People give those books to other people who have graduated…I feel like you are a sham. I am so saddened by this… I’m just going to have to transfer all of the love that I used to feel for you over to Roald Dahl. I’m a huge fan of RD…he got his tonsils cut out old school style- he didn’t even know that they were going to cut them out until they just did it and he was all like, WTF guys? He also got to taste chocolates for Cadbury, so things turned out alright for him. You know what? I’m going to start calling Roald Dahl, Dr. Dahl….he didn’t even ask me to! I just did it because I wanted to. See that Mr. Seuss? You have to earn my respect, and I’m sorry, but I will never try green eggs and ham because if those foods are green, it probably means they have gone bad, and I’m not interested in getting food poisoning.

So in conclusion: Dr. Seuss…not really a doctor, Roald Dahl = definition of awesomely amazing, Mr. Seuss is cool with children eating green food and getting sick.



Do you even want to mess with this dude? I didn’t think so.

<3, Lindsay


6 Responses to “Roald Dahl v. “Dr.” Seuss? Not even a question. RD could smack Seuss down any place, any time, all the time.”

  1. 1 ngtamber February 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    whoa whoa whoa, I think you cut Dr. Seuss a eensy bit of slack, darling. I understand that you WANT just a clickity interface to click your story, but think about what you NEED. It sooo much a better exercise for your imagination if you must actually think all the possible things a mayor could say than just to choo-choo-choose a bit of dialogue. It’s like the difference between watching a Richard Simmons workout video and actually sweating it out to a Richard Simmons workout video. Beyond that, Roald Dahl is totally the top top top! Lets go all out for Roald Dahl Day next September—we totally slacked this year.

  2. 2 Jill February 13, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    After wiki’ing Roald Dahl, I have concluded that I’m not actually sure I’ve ever read anything by him (and I’m also surprised he wrote the screenplays for You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Sure, I’ve seen Matilda, both versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and had The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (a very funny book) read to me, but I’ve never read any myself. I should fix this soon. Any suggestions on what should be first?

  3. 3 ngtamber February 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    ooooh read read read “Matilda” –my fave! but I also love the short story collection “The wonderful story of Henry Sugar” and his autobiography “Boy” is Heeee-ha-larious. OOOOH, and “The Witches.” you’d best just read them all immediately and at the same time so as not to waste a moment!

  4. 4 ngtlindsay February 13, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    I concur with Amber!

  5. 5 dregj January 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    they have alot in commmon theyve both had nothing but awful adaptations made of thier brilliant work

  6. 6 D-bomb July 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    the best roald dahl book is “my uncle oswald”
    its hilarious

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