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On the Web Tue May 03 2011

New(-ish) Silverstein

Riffing on the posthumous publishing trend, College Humor offers up a look into some new (made up) Shel Silverstein works. If you're one of the many whose memories off The Giving Tree aren't as fond as others, you might like this revision, The Giving Tree Gives Up:

The tree decided, "You know what? F*ck this kid. What's he bringing to the table? All of them, really. Ungrateful sh*ts. I'm an award-winning playwright and lyricist. I wrote 'A Boy Named Sue'! Did you even know that? I feel like nobody knows that." That was all still the tree talking, by the way.

Not so giving after all, that tree. A real posthumous, Every Thing On It, will be available in September, but I kind of want to hear more from this tree with the chip its shoulder. [via]

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