Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture and life in general.
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Plus, for all you Bloom County fans, the final OPUS is awesome: Part 1 Part 2
I have a lot of thoughts on Goodnight Moon, having been raised on this book and having read it to my kids about a thousand times.First of all, I'm convinced that the magic of the book is something in the cadence of the words. They are almost lullaby-like in tone, which is amazing. They effectively serve to put kids to sleep.However, the words themselves are sort of weird. The book can basically be separated into two halves, the first half describing all the key items in the room ("In the great green room, there is a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon..."), and the second half saying goodnight to all the things in the room ("Goodnight mittens, good night kittens..."). What's weird, though, is that there are things in the second half that get "goodnight" mention but were never mentioned in the first half. Some of these things are items, which probably merited mention in the first half; but others are just random altogether ("goodnight nobody" refers to a blank page--what the hell is this?). It's just odd that there's no parallel between the two halves, which must mean that it's all about the cadence, if not about the consistency of the content.And now they're throwing Opus in there as well. Great.
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