Sunday, December 25, 2005

On this day, a child was born

Or more properly, a bear:

Pooh - based on the bedtime stories by Alan Alexander (AA) Milne - first appeared in the London Evening News on Christmas Eve 1925 in a story called The Wrong Sort of Bees.

You know, he doesn't look 80...


A little extra weight has its uses. Have somemore pie and Merry Christmas to you.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/26/2005 07:44:00 AM

I bought my daughter the complete works for Christmas- but so far she is more interested in the sparkly windmill I also get her at the $2 shop.

Posted by Amanda : 12/26/2005 08:06:00 AM

Hollywood is like that. He is, in fact, looking younger every year. He's losing the lines on his face as well. Probably Botox. Personally I think it's all a plot by Disney.

Slightly shocking the way the canonical images of stories are now the Disney images: I've had complaints about a storey in which Cinderellas ball dress was white ("But it's blue, dad") because that doesn't fit the Disney form.

Posted by Icehawk : 12/26/2005 05:00:00 PM

Yes, well, Disney's ability to take any story you actually enjoy reading to your children and turn it into something that makes Barney almost seem preferable is well documented. I can only hope that the Milne estate made a shitload of cash out of it.

Posted by Psycho Milt : 12/27/2005 05:32:00 AM