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January 19th, 2006


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10:24 am - SERIOUS INTERNET WARNING!!
There is a monster at the end of this book.

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From:ooshiny
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh my goodness. You are the king of repressed childhood memories, do you realize this?
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From:signsoflife
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE THAT BOOK!
From:mhaille
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
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It's the second book I learned to read. (First was Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day.)

oh i am so embarassed...
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From:hemlock_martini
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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!!!
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From:roup42
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah!
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From:moiread
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
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This one is my favourite page ever. I still have the book kicking around somewhere.
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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I love that page, too.

I think that the book overall loses something since you're clicking on links to "turn" the pages, but it's still so charming and wonderful.
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From:moiread
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
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I've found that with all books, though. I have a hard time reading longer documents online (or entire books, ye gods, no) and prefer hard copies. This is ironic, since I have been practically living online for about ten years now, but I find it just looses something. It's less pleasant.
From:huskyscotsman
Date:January 19th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, I have never seen this before but the web version is totally awesome. I wish I'd read this as a kid!
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From:hotpoint
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I have a copy!
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From:jasonlove
Date:January 19th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Likewise!
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From:cheezdanish
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
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OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK this book was my absolute favorite when I was a kid. Wow.

Thank you, Spatch! :D
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From:roup42
Date:January 19th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
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And of course, I'm sure you are all aware that the book has now been despoiled by its "updating" with the presence of the Great Red Usurper.
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From:mhaille
Date:January 19th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I have the original. Having kids = the bestest excuse sometimes. (See also, bounce castles and swings.)
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From:heathbar27
Date:January 19th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Now I feel the need to go spend a shitload of money on Amazon ordering this and all my favorite childhood books, on the small chance I might have kids one day, because I could not stand their "dinosaur books" to be about Barney, or to have Elmo at the end of the fucking book.
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From:seph
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
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My niece has the new version. It's a good thing she can't read and just shrieks in delight at the mere sight of that thing, because she'd be sorely disappointed with the book's contents otherwise.
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From:bostonista
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Elmo must die.
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From:cursethedark
Date:January 19th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Agreed.

I once wrote a story where someone had put a hit out on Elmo, as well as the other 'new' Sesame Street Muppets.

Best line: "I think it's time we sent Elmo to sleep with the Fraggles."
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From:heathbar27
Date:January 19th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
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I cannot possibly have a bad day now that I have seen the monster at the end of the book. Whee! :)
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From:dogofthefuture
Date:January 19th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
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We own that book. I'm not kidding.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 19th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)

me too

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As a little kid I was always scared while reading that book, but then not at the end. and so I'd read it again... I read it a lot.

-Dan Zarrella
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From:maga_dogg
Date:January 19th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Wow. I'd somehow never seen that before.

You'd have thought that after the first couple of failures, he'd vary his strategy a little.
From:revolution724
Date:January 19th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
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That was one of my VERY FAVORITE BOOKS when I was shorter and frecklier than I am now. *heart* Grover!
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From:fancycwabs
Date:January 19th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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I remember this book, but the updated version I got my own kids The Ho At The End Of This Book, by Paris Hilton, didn't seem to have the same effect.
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From:suzepie
Date:January 19th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm sitting here doing everything I can to both avoid and complete the employee reviews that I have to have done tomorrow. I am so stressed out that my ears are tingling at the edges and the back of my neck is full of grade-D gristle. I come on to Livejournal. And get to heave the biggest, happiest sigh.

Everyone on my team is getting a kickass review now.
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From:cursethedark
Date:January 19th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
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*spit take* WHAT?!!

That tears it. Where's my gun.
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From:mdm_sosostris
Date:January 20th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)

Turn the page

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That book is wonderful. I have a copy of it in my car right now, actually. I've bought it like three times; I keep losing it, or giving it away. I used to make the kids in my arts and crafts programs turn the pages--they loved it when the wall fell down. Awesome.
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From:redtheblue
Date:January 20th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
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Love the illustrations now more than in 1984. Jon Stone might be a genius, and this is the only thing he did I know about.

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