Thursday 19 September 2013

Eeyore of the Soviet Era

"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"And freezing."
"Is it?"
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."

Having grown up with the Soviet (unauthorised) interpretation of Winnie the Pooh, I'm not really familiar with the original or the better known Disney version.  I've been subjected to the latter on occasion, and have a fairly low opinion of it, but level of quirkiness in Milne's original is pretty endearing from what I've seen.  I wonder if the Soviet Eeyore is even more depressed as a reflection of the national morale.

I do quite like the gloomy Eeyore, so I decided to let him spread some melancholy via a bright green merino top.  The cheerful green adequately offsets donkey gloom.
Donkey gloom clearly not contageous

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