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History Creator / ShelSilverstein

13th Feb '16 7:18:36 PM DoctorCooper
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* AbusiveParents / GettingCrapPastTheRadar:

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2nd Jan '16 7:27:47 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ANounReferredToAsX: "A Boy Named Sue"
9th Nov '15 9:29:59 PM jccw227
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: In the poem, "Smart", a father gives his "smartest" son a dollar bill, and the boy trades it with someone for two quarters (because two is more than one), then he trades those for three dimes, and this keeps going until he has five pennies. He then shows his dad who turns red, closes his eyes and shakes his head, and the boy concludes [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that his dad is too proud of him to speak.]]

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: In the poem, "Smart", a father gives his "smartest" son a dollar bill, and the boy trades it with someone for two quarters (because two is more than one), then he trades those for three dimes, then four nickels, and this keeps going until he has finally, five pennies. He then shows his dad who turns red, closes his eyes and shakes his head, and the boy concludes [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that his dad is too proud of him to speak.]]
9th Nov '15 9:27:59 PM jccw227
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: In the poem, "Smart", a father gives his "smartest" son a dollar bill, and the boy trades it with someone for two quarters (because two is more than one), then he trades those for three dimes, and this keeps going until he has five pennies. He then shows his dad who turns red, closes his eyes and shakes his head, and the boy concludes [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that his dad is too proud of him to speak.]]
26th Oct '15 6:49:49 PM MHarrington
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-->This might not be just what she meant,\\
But me -- I'm so obedient.

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-->This -->''This might not be just what she meant,\\
But
meant,''\\
''But
me -- I'm so obedient.''
26th Oct '15 6:49:03 PM MHarrington
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* ExactWords: Invoked in the poem "Obedient", in which a disobedient student is told by his teacher to go stand in the corner until she tells him he can turn around. He complies -- but she never tells him, and he is forgotten soon after. He stands there in the corner all through the weekend, which leads into summer vacation. Soon after, the school is closed down and relocated, ''all while this boy continues to stand there for forty years'' as he waits for the teacher to say, "Turn around." In conclusion...
-->This might not be just what she meant,\\
But me -- I'm so obedient.
23rd Sep '15 3:54:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Where the Sidewalk Ends'' has a cover drawing with two children and a dog peering over the edge of the earth. It is from a poem in the book called "The Edge of the World." There is, however, a poem called "Where the Sidewalk Ends" is about the grassy spot between the sidewalk and the street, and has no illustration in the book.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Where the Sidewalk Ends'' has a cover drawing with two children and a dog peering over the edge of the earth. It This is from a poem in the book called "The Edge of the World." There is, however, a poem called World," not "Where the Sidewalk Ends" Ends." The title poem is about the grassy spot between the sidewalk and the street, and it has no illustration in the book.
23rd Jul '15 6:36:57 PM stuffedninja
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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/TheIrishRovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.

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Shel Silverstein '''Shel Silverstein''' (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/TheIrishRovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.
13th Jun '15 8:46:29 AM toonman2
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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/The Irish Rovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.

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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]", "[[Music/The Irish Rovers "[[Music/TheIrishRovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.
13th Jun '15 8:44:49 AM toonman2
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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.

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Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was best known as an author of offbeat children's poetry. He also wrote picture books, songs, song lyrics (most famously "[[Music/JohnnyCash A Boy Named Sue]]"), Sue]]", "[[Music/The Irish Rovers The Unicorn]]" and "The Cover of Rolling Stone"), one-act plays and films. Fans of his mainstream work may be rather [[BleachedUnderpants stunned to hear]] that many of his songs are ''very'' adult in tone, and that he personally was a real-life ChickMagnet who lived for several years in the actual [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Mansion]]. He died from a heart attack in May 1999 and was buried in a Chicago cemetery.
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