Thursday, March 23, 2006

Green Eggs and Tom

I am Tom
I am Tom
Tom Vasel

That Tom Vasel
That Tom Vasel!
What a hassle
that Tom Vasel!

Do you like
playing Carcassonne?

I do not like it,
Tom Vasel.
I do not like
Carcassonne, it's facile.

Would you play it
here or there?

I would not play it
here or there.
I would not play it
anywhere.
I do not like
Carcassonne, the game.
I do not like it
If it's all the same.

Would you play it
in a house?
Would you play it
with a mouse?

I would not play it
in a house.
I would not play it
with a mouse.
I would not play it
here or there.
I would not play it
anywhere.
I do not like playing Carcassonne.
Just the game's name makes me yawn.

Would you play it
in a box?
Would you play it
with a fox?

Not in a box.
Not with a fox.
Not in a house.
Not with a mouse.
I would not play it here or there.
I would not play it anywhere.
I would not play that Carcassonne.
I do not like it. Please be gone.

Would you? Could you?
In a car?
Play it! Play it!
Here you are.

I would not,
could not,
in a car.

You may like it.
You will see.
You may like it
in a tree!

I would not, could not in a tree.
Not in a car! You let me be!

I would not play it in a box.
I would not play it with a fox.
I would not play it in a house.
I would not play it with a mouse.
I would not play it here or there.
I would not play it anywhere.
I would not play it, Vasel, Tom.
What is this, some kind of pogrom?

A train! A train!
A train! A train!
Could you, would you,
on a train?

Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Tom! Let me be!

I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not play it with a mouse.
I will not play it in a house.
I will not play it here or there.
I will not play it anywhere.
I do not like that Carcassonne.
I think it is the devil's spawn.

Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?

I would not, could not,
in the dark.

Would you, could you,
in the rain?

I would not, could not, in the rain.
Not in the dark. Not on a train.
Not in a car. Not in a tree.
I do not like it, Tom, you see.
Not in a house. Not in a box.
Not with a mouse. Not with a fox.
I will not play it here or there.
I will not play it anywhere!

You do not like
Carcassonne?

I do not
like it,
Mr Tom.

Would you, could you
In a castle?
Could you, would you
With a tassel?

No, I wouldn't
You old Tom Vasel.

Could you, would you
with a goat?

I would not,
could not,
with a goat!

Would you, could you,
on a boat?

I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
Not with a tassel. Not in a castle.
I will not play it in the rain.
I will not play it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I do not like it in a box.
I do not like it with a fox.
I will not play it in a house.
I do not like it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I do not like it ANYWHERE

I do not like
that Carcassonne!

I do not like it,
Mr. Tom.

You do not like it.
So you say.
Try it! Try it!
And you may.
Try it and you may, I say.

Tom!
If you will let me be,
I will try it.
You will see.

Say!
I like this game, I do!
I like it, you Tom Vasel, you!
And I would play it in a boat.
And I would play it with a goat...

And I will play it in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
It is so good, so good, you see!

So I will play it in a box.
And I will play it with a fox.
And I will play it in a house.
And I will play it with a mouse.
And I will play it here and there.
Say! I will play it ANYWHERE!

I do so like
this little game!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Er ... what was his name?

Yehuda, with a little help from Theodore Geisel

5 comments:

Tom Vasel said...

Heh.

It was a slow morning for me, getting up, but now I'm grinning from ear to ear.

Funny stuff.

gamesgrandpa said...

I always enjoy your literary achievements. That was very entertaining. Reading this is sort of like enjoying a good copy of a famous painting. What makes it fun is the degree to which the writer (you, in this case) captures the spirit of the original and places it in a different context. Very nice work.

Tomleecee said...

hey...I'm a tom too!! lol

Yehuda said...

GG: Thanks. Actually, I much prefer the ones that are original, but based on the style of the author, rather than just simple word substitutions, like this one.

The fun thing about this one is mostly how much Tom reminds me of Sam-I-am. (Sorry, Tom.)

Yehuda

Yehuda said...

Tom & Tom: Thanks.

Yehuda