Comments on: Dispatches from the treehouse http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: The War on Teachers: technology and accountability : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869989 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:39:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869989 [...] commenter Susan, who sent this along with the comment “faculty need to be accountable, but not computers. . [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869365 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 13:02:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869365 Sleeping Beauty and Snow White always creeped me out b/c of the necrophiliac aspect. The only good/virtuous/beautiful woman is a dead woman?

Even as a little girl that’s a hard one to wrap your mind around. (The dead baby as the cause of Miss Susie’s damnation? Not so much, but then I’ve never been all that gaga over the goo-goo set.)

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By: Canuck Down South http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869263 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 06:45:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869263 I heard the boat version, only it was about Miss Mary: Miss Mary had a steamboat, the steamboat had a hole, Miss Mary went to heaven, the steamboat went to Hell-o operator…” So maybe somewhere in between the infanticide and the tugboat, though there’s no reason for the steamboat to go to hell? The rest of it wasn’t all that clean either.

I vaguely remember learning in an undergrad children’s lit class that the Brothers Grimm did a lot of the initial sanitization…earlier versions of “Sleeping Beauty” include a striptease and the threat of cannibalism!

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By: Lindsay http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869231 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 04:51:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869231 I heard the boat version, too, only it was a tugboat, not a steamboat.

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869087 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:20:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869087 That is a gorgeous picture! I wish it were cool and dry enough to go outside, but it will be by October!

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-869042 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 19:15:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-869042 It pisses me right the fucke offe that when they show the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on teevee, they cut out the chicken decapitation scene.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-868974 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 16:43:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-868974 Yeah, the steamboat version is really dumb. I think it’s part of a misguided effort to shield children from the sordid realities of life and death.

But, maybe I’m just morbid. I prefer the original Grimm’s fairy tales to the sanitized modern versions.

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By: Fretful Porpentine http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-868921 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 15:04:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-868921 Aha, so this was originally a sordid tale of infanticide! That makes a whole lot more sense than the version I learned in my childhood, in which Miss Susie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell, Miss Susie went to heaven, and it was the steamboat who went to HELL-o operator.

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By: DickensReader http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-868741 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 05:41:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-868741 That is really shocking about Susie. I’ve never heard it before, but the husband has………

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/03/dispatches-from-the-treehouse/comment-page-1/#comment-868707 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 03:50:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16425#comment-868707 My labor day party is a brunch, scheduled from 10 AM until it’s too hot to be outside….
I actually can read outside until about 10 or 11… then, not so much.

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