I would much rather read the book any day. I've never read Winnie the Pooh. Enid Blyton's Noddy was more my thing at the time.Chaska Ñawi said:That was really interesting, Charles ... I had no idea that so much had happened to Pooh et al since Disney snapped up the copyright.
I'll have to be on my toes - I guess that in this millenium, when I'm thinking about the books most other people are thinking Disney!
According to the link in Wikipedia, the word "heffalump" being a child's attempt at pronouncing "elephant"). Even though it was never stated, E. H. Shepard's illustrations in A. A. Milne's original books depict heffalumps (as seen in Pooh's dreams) as looking very much like elephants.cuchuflete said:With all due respect to children's literature as cited, could
heffalump be a play on 'half a lump', as in sugar cubes, of the plain old pre-Timothy Leary variety dropped into coffee mugs in greasy diners?
In this case, could Annie Proulx be making a political statement?moodywop said:After attending the Oscars Ceremony Annie Proulx criticized "conservative heffalump Academy voters".
I agree, very deep. But maybe she was referring to the voting members of the Academy as if they think like Republicans.maxiogee said:It would be awfully 'deep' to be a comment on an election which was held some years ago. I think she was speaking of the voting members of the Academy.
I think you hit it right on nose. A heffalump, the fevered imaginings of a child's mind, is an elephant-like monster aka Republican. Or as Panj put it "a nightmarish beast from the terrified imaginations of. . ."lablady said:In this case, could Annie Proulx be making a political statement?
The symbol for the Republican party is the elephant.
Republicans are thought to be conservative in their thinking.
Due to Pooh and Disney, "heffalumps" are thought to be a variation of elephant.
Could she be making a comparison between the Academy voters and the Republican party?
Now, I'm curious about what she said concerning those "conservative heffalump voters." It looks like a search is in my future.