Monday, March 02, 2009

Would you like green tea and ham?

You guessed it! It's Dr. Seuss' birthday. He was born in Springfield MA on 03/02/1904.

I'd really wanted to do a poem ... but in order to be good it will have to wait. Maybe next year ...

When people ask me my favorite author, they always look a little dejected when I mention Dr. Seuss made it to the short list of favorites. When asked for my favorite books I usually reply Yertle the Turtle. It confuses folks a lot. That's more their problem than mine...

There aren't a lot of direct Dr. Seuss tea links. Okay ... there's an early work of his in which he invents a contraption to help a hapless hiccougher not spill his tea at a tea party (the Lehrenkrauss Hiccough Machine, I believe), and everyone remembers the uptight little fish in the teapot in The Cat in the Hat (and who doesn't have the hat ??? Crushed velvet never looked so good ....(hat shown above), but I think the loose tea reference I'll go with is another quote from beneath the lid of a bottle of Honest Tea:

Unless someone like you
Cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not. -- the Lorax

So what can you do? There's so many thing you can do. Even in the choosing your tea ...
Did you know that if 10,000 tea drinkers chose an organic cup of tea over a conventional cup of tea every day for a year, we would keep the weight of 373 Dr. Seuss books in pesticides from pouring into the environment.

(Did you know Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet? His publisher bet him he couldn't write a book using only 50 words. The publisher lost the bet. Green Eggs and Ham contains exactly 50 words. Take that, Sam I Am ...)


  1. Hello,
    i just read this post. i am very interested in the "the Lehrenkrauss Hiccough Machine". I have never heard about that. Do you know more about it?

  2. oh i forgot: my surname is Lehrenkrauss, i am from germany but there are relatives in US. They dont know about this machine.


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