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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, March 05, 2021

The continuing controversy over Dr. Seuss Enterprises announcing that it would be removing six Dr. Seuss books from print led to a massive influx of people purchasing these so-called "banned" books from secondary markets like eBay. The prices on eBay were becoming exorbitant, with collections of all six books going for upwards of $5,000. That changed late Wednesday into Thursday as eBay delisted the six books from the auction/online sales website. ... The six pulled books were And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat's Quizzer.

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Why would eBay want to discourage sellers from taking advantage of Seuss panic on the six books the estate is taking out of print? If Fox News viewers want to buy those books at enormous markup during the short period of time when anybody actually cares, let them fork over hundreds or thousands of dollars.

No one ever protected me from all the dumb things I've acquired on eBay.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2021-03-05 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

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#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-03-05 11:22 AM | Reply

It isn't cancel culture to cancel your own book.

No one gave a ---- about these six books a month ago. No one will give a ---- about them a month from now.

The furor over this is Fox News giving old white people something to clench their --------- about for a few days. It's exercise.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2021-03-05 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RCADE I feel your "old people" sneer. :(

#4 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-05 12:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Tidiots are paying $5k for 6 books?

The volume of these books sold is a good measure of the effectiveness of FoxNews propaganda network to incite idiocy.

ISIS will be taking notes.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-05 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

RCADE I feel your "old people" sneer. :(

#4 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Are you admitting to clenching your ---------- over dr zuess books instead of listening to the congressional testimony about how trump had the military stand down instead of defend the capital?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-05 01:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6
Are you admitting to flyfishing for a platypus? That makes about as much sense as your question.

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-05 01:22 PM | Reply

Are you admitting to flyfishing for a platypus? That makes about as much sense as your question.

#7 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Oh you think it was just a coincidence that fox news was whining about dr suezz all day while military officers were testifying in congress about how the trump administration wouldnt let them defend the capital?

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-05 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

The funny thing is you can download most if not all of these books online for free.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-03-05 01:37 PM | Reply

In Green Eggs and Ham, Sam I Am unrelentingly stalked and harassed that grumpy older dude (who was simply relaxing and reading his newspaper) into eating something non-Kosher and likely spoiled.

At the end of the story, after being mentally manipulated through a bunch of twisted rhymes into accepting the fact that Sam I Am would never leave him alone, the grumpy older dude developed Stockholm Syndrome, ate the wretched fare and then proclaimed he liked the taste after all, thanking Sam I Am for all of the various forms of psychological torture he subjected him to over the preceding 40 pages.

Perhaps that book needs to be "unpublished" as well.

#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-03-05 01:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sam = Uncle Sam

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-03-05 01:54 PM | Reply

That's just dumb dumb dumb. If people want to buy em at stupid rates and sell em. Let them.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-03-05 02:33 PM | Reply

NW flag Laura for Capitalism. Thanks

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-05 02:36 PM | Reply

"You see, I sit across from a man. I see his face. I see his eyes. Now, does It matter if he wants a hundred dollars of paper or a hundred million dollars of deep-sea drilling equipment? Don't be a fool. He wants respect. He wants love. He wants to be younger. He wants to be attractive." " Robert California

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-03-05 02:41 PM | Reply

NW flag Laura for Capitalism. Thanks

POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2021-03-05 02:36 PM | REPLY

Someone aught to rub Tiger Balm on your festering boil.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-03-05 03:06 PM | Reply

Wow that was uncalled for.

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-05 03:17 PM | Reply

Wow that was uncalled for.

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Nothing like members of the cult of hatred and cruelty whining that people are being mean to them.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-03-05 05:01 PM | Reply

So much whining, wringing of hands, clutching of pearls.

Y'all are missing the obvious.

The "internet" is vast, PDFs are a thing as well as VPNs, printers, PDF readers.

There is literally no such thing as a "banned" book - not effectively anyway.

#18 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-03-05 09:40 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by MSgt

Take a break missy..semi-adults are talking :)

Moron.

#19 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-03-05 10:23 PM | Reply

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