Illustrations From Curious George Goes to the Hospital Which Could Be Given “Dirty” Captions, But Are Instead Coupled With Passages From D.H. Lawrence’s Apocalypse, While Nevertheless Remaining Inherently Funny Because They Deal With A Monkey, While Also Going On Far Too Long, Much Like This Title
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“So that the old pagan book must quite early have been taken and written over by a Jewish apocalyptist, with a view to substituting the Jewish idea of a Messiah and a Jewish salvation (or destruction) of the whole world, for the purely individual experience of pagan initiation. This Jewish Apocalypse, written over perhaps more than once, was surely known to all religious seekers of Jesus’ day, including the writers of the Gospels.”/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
“The myth has been cut down to the bare symbols. The first rider only rides forth. After the second rider, peace is lost, strife and war enter the world—really the inner world of the self.”/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"So here we have Antichrist talking German to Archdeacon Charles, who, at the same moment, is using the books of German scholars for his work on the Apocalypse. It is as if Christianity and ethnological science alike could not exist unless they had an opposite, an Antichrist or an Urdummheit, for an offset."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"The number ten is the natural number of a series. 'It is by nature that the Hellenes count up to ten and then start over again'. It is of course the number of the fingers of the two hands. This repetition of five observed throughout nature was one of the thigns that led the Pyhagoreans to assert that 'all things are number'. In the Apocalypse, ten is the 'natural' or complete number of a series."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"Altogether the latter half of the Apocalypse is a come-down. We see it in the chapter of the seven vials."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"And is it in the Christian spirit of meekness and gentleness that it is written? The reader of the Apocaplypse can answer for himself. But since the book begins with the seven famous 'messages' to the seven churses in Asia, and since each message ends with a promise of reward, we can roughly judge what the man who wrote the book wanted."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"The dragon is identified with Lucifer and Satan, and even then has to give his power to the beast from the sea: alias Nero."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"To this supreme Mind the body must submit, even unto death."/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
"Stop masturbating and get away from me, you perverted fucking monkey, and take your crack-whore with you!"/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
D.H. Lawrence was an extremely gifted and creative writer who is remembered both for his very lyrical style and fascination with women's sexuality. His Lady Chatterly's Lover was the subject of a lengthy court battle, but ultimately successful, though censorship plaugued all of his publications.
Apocalypse was Lawrence's last work, completed (sort of) on his deathbed. It is an attack on traditional religion and a reflection of Lawrence's belief in the spirituality of the physical world. It posits that the book of Apocalypse was an eruption of pagan thought into the Bible, among other things.
Curious George Goes to the Hospital was written by Margret and H.A. Rey. It includes a section in which George drinks barium to have his stomach x-rayed, a procedure which I myself have undergone. The liquid does not taste "sweet," as Rey described it. It tastes quite bad, though perhaps monkeys have different taste buds than me. Upon reading it in my adulthood, I realize many of the forms and images presented in the book have been very strongly printed on my mind.
Additionally, there are a number of sentences in CGGTTH which, when taken out of context, also sound dirty. These include: "and before he knew it, he had swallowed it"; "The next morning George did not feel well. He had a tummy-ache and did not want to eat his breakfast"; "George held his big rubber ball tight"; "I am going to take you to your room now--we call it the children's ward--and put you to bed"; and, especially, "you also made our sad little Betsy happy again." Also, the opening sequence in which George finds "a box" full of "mysterious colored pieces" which he thinks are "candy" on the man's desk would be very amusing if you were high, I should think.
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