japonisme: tee hee hee party

15 April 2009

tee hee hee party

The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes -- and ships -- and sealing-wax --
Of cabbages -- and kings --
And why the sea is boiling hot --
And whether pigs have wings."

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
"Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
"Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed."

"But not on us!" the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
"After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!"
"The night is fine," the Walrus said.
"Do you admire the view?

"It was so kind
of you to come!
And you are very nice!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf--
I've had to ask you twice!"

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them
such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass

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5 Comments:

Blogger John hopper said...

I love all the tea posters, though I must admit to being partial to the first 'Tea Revives You'. I love the bathing costumes and the parasol, very elegant!

16 April, 2009 15:07  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

yeah, i used all my favorites in the tea post i did last year. and ! i'm not surprised that one's your favorite! you're much more mid-century than i am.

16 April, 2009 16:41  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh, and, you likely don't know about it but yesterday the right-wing nutsos held "tea parties" around the country, to protest.... uh.... well i don't think anybody is sure but it was obviously based on the boston tea party and paying-taxes day (the 15th).

thing is, the truth is that obama has lowered the taxes on everyone who makes less than $250,000 a year, ... and guess exactly who sponsered all those tea parties....

16 April, 2009 16:44  
Blogger John hopper said...

I don't really like to comment on politics in other peoples countries, it doesn't seem polite somehow, but I must admit to laughing out loud when some right-wing Americans accused Obama of being a Marxist. I can only assume that they either haven't met too many Marxists recently, or Marxists are a little thin on the ground in the US and so could easily be mis-identified.

17 April, 2009 13:49  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

one person at one of these rallies had a sign with three faces on it: hitler, obama, and lenin.

these people don't make sense, nor do they have any interest in facts.

that, and outright thievery, are how the right ruled for 8 disasterous years. deception and fear.

17 April, 2009 15:04  

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