Saturday, February 16, 2013

Silly Old Pooh in the Hundred Acre Woods

“We are all going on an Expedition,” said Christopher Robin, as he got up and brushed himself.  “Thank you, Pooh
“Going on an Expotition,” said Pooh eagerly.  “I don’t think I’ve ever been on one of those.”  -A.A. Milne

Oh expeditions!  We’re off to Vietnam, the hartensteinabroad blog is a blog about being abroad so it’s toot-a-loo Taiwan!  But before we venture out… here’s some things to get off my chest, in no particular order.
“Bother!” said Pooh.  “Isn’t there anybody here at all?”
“Nobody.”
Winnie-the-Pooh took his head out of the hole, and thought for a little… “There must be somebody there, because somebody must have said ‘Nobody.’”  -A.A. Milne

To the Saudi father in the news recently who murdered his five-year-old daughter after questioning her virginity… Enjoy Hell. 
“Tracks,” said Piglet.  “Paw-marks.”  He gave a little squeak of excitement.  “Oh, Pooh!  Do you think it’s a…a…a Woozle?”  -A.A. Milne

To the legless Pistorius who wept openly in court… there is a belief that everyone’s life hinges on one moment on one particular day that changes the entire course of our lives.   We weep alone.
“That was what I wanted to ask you,” said Pooh.  “Because my spelling is Wobbly.  It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”  -A.A. Milne

To those witnesses of the Russian meteor shower… this is why you must always carry Heavy Metal music on your iPod, preferably some Floyd or maybe some Sabbath. 
"The thing to do is as follows. First, Issue a Reward.  Then…”
“Just a moment,” said Pooh, holding up his paw.  “You sneezed just as you were going to tell me.”  -A.A. Milne

Lena Dunham is not the voice of your generation.  Cease and desist.
“If only I could think of something!”  For he felt sure that a Very Clever Brain could catch a Heffalump if only he knew the right way to go about it.”  -A.A. Milne

Furthermore, Downton Abbey is literature’s evolutionary equivalent to a McDonald’s Drive Thru.  Get a library card and get over it.
In fact, Pooh himself said something so clever that Christopher Robin could only look at him with mouth open and eyes staring, wondering if this was really the Bear of Very Little Brain whom he had known and loved so long.
“We might go in your umbrella,” said Pooh.  –A.A. Milne

140 Characters is the Zombie Apocalypse. 

Thank you.  See you in Vietnam!

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