Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood

Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A.A. Milne

An excerpt:

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Anticay, is that the universal sign of “I like it”, or am I going to have to ask for an explanation? :slight_smile:

Well, fuck, Eeyore was right all along…

Did they forget the GOPHER?

He’s my favorite.

The Gopher is an abomination created by Disney, who ruined those books. Sheesh.

No, he didn’t.

See? They’re all still right up there, on the shelf.

(Thanx and a tip of the hat to James M. Cain)

Yeah, but what about Small?

Ukulele Ike, did you just read the The Onion A/V Club interview?

Nah, I’m a book editor. That anecdote is famous among authors whose books have been adapted for the screen.

And Alan Moore got it wrong in that interview (I peeked after I read your post)…it WAS Cain, not Raymond Chandler, who said it.

Although, considering the quality of THE BIG SLEEP, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, etc., neither one of 'em had TOO much to complain about Hollywoodwise.

whew I was beginning to think I was the only one who didn’t know this anecdote!

{raises hand} Um, some of us don’t know said anecdote, although I think I can figure it out…


I think you can, too. For the slower elements in the class, however:
Hoity-Toity Interviewer: Mister Cain, do you feel that Hollywood ruined your novels?

James M. Cain: (See above)

Never trust People who randomly Insert Capital Letters to make their Ideas seem more Meaningful.


Great article.

From personal experience, do not share these theories with a kindergarten teacher. They do not “get it” and become deeply hurt.

I’ve always liked Pooh Goes Apeshit.


Follow ups

Pooh’s Misdiagnosis, Tigger too!
A grave misdiagnosis of Pooh

Regarding Pooh

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