Re: Sense of Humor Testing

Subject: Re: Sense of Humor Testing
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 15:34:32 -0800

At 02:46 PM 12/12/96 -0600, Alex MacDonald wrote:
> The imitators probably think it is
>easy...rhyme a few words here....throw in some alliteration
>simple. It is not like that at all. Compare your copy of 'The Cat in
>the Hat'...I know you have one handy...with that imitation, or any of
>the others that you can find on the 'net...the differences are
>astounding. For example, 'The Cat in the Hat' uses only 220 different
>words...'Green Eggs and Ham' has only 50. I could go on about the
>beauty and even the complexity of his work...'Moral Authority in Dr.
>Seuss', 'Literary Historicism in "And to Think That I Saw It on
>Mulberrry Street''' or even 'Gender, Choice and Free Will: A
>Post-Modern Reading of "Hop on Pop"' but I'll stop. Though I can only
>assume that if Dr. Seuss had been a technical writer, his output would
>be miles better than the sample posted by Mr. Dean.
>Alex MacDonald

Wow! What does Alex think of Robert Coover's novella "The Cat in the Hat for
President," also available in a separate volume as "A Political Fable," I

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