dr seuss on crack.

This man is edward gorey. he died in april 2000, aged 75.

but before he died, and before i was born, back in 1963 (that’s not when i was born, that’s when he wrote this) this somewhat disturbed but completely brilliant man wrote and illustrated a genius story book called the gashlycrumb tinies.

it’s about 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely and gruesome deaths. it’s written in rhyming dactylic couplets. ie: A is for Amy who fell down the stairs, B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away, D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh, etc etc.

the examples below won’t rhyme because i’ve taken them out of order, but are still really good.


what does that give you? monday.

what are we doing? monday.

enjoy.



2 responses to “dr seuss on crack.”

  1. WRM says:

    Sweet, I love these! Read my blog post of Nov 7th 2007…

  2. Paige says:

    ha ha classic. i’m nothing if not a laggard.

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