Perhaps some of you care, perhaps you’re just looking for another reason to party– an alcoholiday, if you will. (I came up with that on Fat Tuesday, appropriately enough. I’m sure someone else has thought of it before. I’d never heard it. I want credit.) As if a snow day wasn’t enough of an excuse, I’m pleased to tell you that it’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! The king of the AABB rhyme scheme, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, would be 105 today. I’m sure if he were here with us, the Great Birthday Bird would pay him a visit. Heavens to Betsy! You don’t know about the Great Birthday Bird? Well, I’ll let the good Doctor do some explaining:
The Great Birthday Bird! And, so far as I know, Katroo is the only place Birthday Birds grow. This bird has a brain, he’s most beautifully brained with the brainiest bird-brain that’s ever been trained. He was trained by the most splendid Club in this nation, the Katroo Happy Birthday Asso-see-eye-ation. And, whether your name is Pete, Polly or Paul, when your birthday comes round, he’s in charge of it all.
So now you know! Seuss-style rhetoric is the best. You can read more Seuss quotes here. Even though I get older, his books never get old. Oh, and check Google. Their page is really cute today. Oh, and if you want to be RESPECTABLE and not use Dr Seuss’ birthday as an excuse to drink but still want to celebrate, you should, at the very least, make yourself some green eggs and ham.
[Posted by Kathleen]