Winnie the Pooh fans

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by therealmadscientist, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. therealmadscientist

    therealmadscientist New Member

    Just happened to google an amusing psycho-analytical description of Winnie and friends, and the surprisingly dysfunctional 100 acre forest. Anyhow, Sarah Shea is the main author. Wish that she could be my therapist. Cheers
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You think a therapist who isn't sympatico w/ the hundred acre wood would be helpful?

    I checked it out w/ the Los Angeles library. They don't seem to have a copy.

    For Winnie the Pooh fans who yearn for more, the are the two books by Benjamen Hoff:
    The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet. These are really about eastern religion/philosophy
    rather than more adventures of Pooh.

    There are autobiographies of A. A. Milne and his son Christopher. As I recall
    Christopher said his father was like most celebrities, too busy to spend much
    time being a father.

    Somebody wrote an exercise book featuring Pooh. Ethan Mordan? Can bear-ly
    remember it but, I cannot recommend same.

    I read some of Milne's earlier works. He used to write for Punch and the British
    stage. Can't remember much about his work. Of course British humor 90 years
    ago is not what we expect today.

    Well, there's a tub of honey in the cupboard. I think I hear it calling me.


  3. therealmadscientist

    therealmadscientist New Member

    It's just a satirical essay, not whole book. Truth be known, I never read Winnie the Pooh. Always wondered what I missed. Cheers, your mr Bill

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  4. daylight

    daylight New Member

    How did you ever come across this site . This is so cute.
  5. Pippi1313

    Pippi1313 New Member

    I never read the book (books?), but when I was little, I couldn't bear (no pun intended) to watch the cartoons.
    The problem was Eyore... He was SO depressing. I always wondered why the other characters even hung out w/him....

  6. therealmadscientist

    therealmadscientist New Member

    At least you let me learn a little bit of what I missed.:)

    Daylight, just pure serendipity. I was looking for something totally different.

    Pippi, it does seem that Eyore's personality does stand least for people on this site! lol
    Guess I'll have to look him up.
    Cheers, your mr Bill

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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    used to read Winnie the Pooh to me when I was a kid. She told me
    the book could be appreciated by both kids and adults. She said most
    adults probably knew people who were a lot like E o r (That's how he spelled it.)
    or Wol (That's how he spelled it.) etc.

    My mother was very astute. Too bad she was such a lousy parent. Well,
    what can one expect. I come from a long line of dysfunctional parents on
    both sides.

    Yesterday was Father's Day. Despite my efforts to break the dysfunctional
    chain, my son wants nothing to do with me.

    If he sent me a card for every time I read Cat in the Hat to him...

    What is the lesson to be learned from all this? If you can figure it out, let me know.