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5 Ways To Get Your Rebel On!

By Stefanie Wilder Taylor |

Since I’ve been asked to do a couple of blogs in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (today) and The Lorax’s release (today), I started doing a little research about Theodor Geisel (and by “research” I mean Wikipedia) and, as it turns out, he’s a bit of a rebel. Seuss didn’t play by the rules –not that he was a tatted up heroin addict or made a living playing the trombone on the streets of Denver before finding success writing a children’s books but he certainly wasn’t a doctor and he dropped out of Oxford for a chick.

By the way, did you know that Dr. Seuss who is arguably the most famous children’s book writer of all time never had kids? He never wanted them. He just wanted to entertain them.

Also, did you know that one of his pen names that he used for books he wrote but didn’t illustrate was Theo LeSieg which is Geisel spelled backward! Funny! He also made a lot of political statements with his kiddie books.

After the jump I’m going to fill your head with rebelliousness!

The Sneetches is about racial equality; Yertle the Turtle is about Hitler and anti-authoritarianism (who knew?) and  How the Grinch Stole Christmas criticizes the materialism and consumerism of the Christmas season (we knew).

Theodor himself said that he’s “subversive as hell.” So in honor of his birthday, here are my easy suggestions for how you add a little friendly rebelliousness to your life.

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How To Be a Modern Day Rebel

Mr. Roboto

Out of nowhere just start dancing the robot for no reason. People will wonder if you’re crazy, homeless or just love the 70’s a little too much. Let them wonder! You don't take orders from Boring McBorestein! You’re a rebel!

 

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5 thoughts on “5 Ways To Get Your Rebel On!

  1. Diana Holquist says:

    Hooray for the rebel! I have one more rebel idea for you–write your own book! Childrens or otherwise. Nothing is more daring than putting pen to paper to create something entirely new.

  2. Beth says:

    Ms. Wilder-Taylor, I hope you do write another book. Your first four were awesome, but I’m wondering, have you ever considered writing a children’s book? Because you write some funny sh*t and, last time I checked, kids like to laugh. I’m ready to pre-order!

  3. An says:

    Stefanie….you can’t be more than 105 pounds yourself?!?

  4. Jen says:

    Very funny post!

  5. Courtney Rundell says:

    I love my wife shirt = pussy. Oh Stef, how I do love you. My husband was so bummed when he didn’t get hit on once he donned a wedding band. Poor kid.

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