Jesurgislac’s Journal

April 1, 2008

The Giving Tree Regendered

Filed under: Feminism,Torture — jesurgislac @ 4:34 pm
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein: a charming story about a boy’s mutilation of a loving tree.

I had never read this before today, and, well, yuck. But, inspired by a discussion on Slacktivist, I regendered it.

I don’t know if the link will work, because Slacktivist is currently suffering from a horrible pagination error which bunches all comments into groups of 25, won’t permit links to exact comments, and requires a special fix to get to the end of the thread without lots of paging:

1. Go to foot of first page:
2. Click on “Next”:
3. In the URL, a page number has appeared, in the format page/n/#comments
4. Edit the value n to 42.
5. Press “Return”.

If the thread is 42 pages or longer (a minimum of 1026 comments!) this would take you to page 42. But if the thread is shorter than 42 pages, this will just take you directly to the last page of the thread.

(42 is the Answer, as always. I know where my towel is!)

Anyway, the story regendered:

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