I love Dr. Seuss. Since I grew up in San Diego, I even got to meet him once when I was ohhh, 7 or so. His words just feel Good tripping along the tongue and I secretly suspect that if there were no Dr. Seuss, there would be no Eminem – or at least he’d be a lot less interesting to listen to. Compare:
“If, sir, you, sir,
choose to chew, sir,
with the Goo-Goose,
chew, sir. Do, sir.” (Dr. Seuss, Fox in Socks)
“Your tooth is rotten to the gum
Your breath stinks, wanna chew some gum?
Yes I do sir, what am I on?
You sir are on truth syrum” (Eminem, Big Meanie)
Kinda sorta, right? Anyway, every time I’ve seen Audrey Stone Dimond, Seuss’s second wife, this is more or less the impression I’ve taken away. No real hard evidence behind it, but it just FEELS like, you know, she melted orphans…
– Count Dolby von Luckner