Mar 12, 2012

The Lorax Movie and Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

I met The Lorax.

He gave me The Lorax book by Dr. Seuss to bring home to Eva and invited me to his very own Dr. Seuss Birthday Party:

In which they took photos that made me look absolutely huge.
It's a Seuss-like character of myself.

Welcome to Thneedville
a city they say
that was plastic and fake
and they liked it that way....
..... Want to see something cool?
Whoa! What are they?
They used to grow all around here!

The Lorax movie is now in theaters.
Eva and I loved the movie.
It made me a little uneasy as it examined gluttony and self-indulgence, ignorance, appetite that leads to self-destruction.
This has been a growing dis-ease with me as I've become more entangled with smart phones, apps, facebook, google and location based services.  The Lorax sheds such a stark light on it all.  I don't know about you, but I really feel like building a cabin in the woods and going offline.  Let Google and later, the government, eat you alive while keeping you happy by feeding you marshmellows.
See the movie.
You'll know what I mean.

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