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Egads It's Eeyore!
WELCOME TO EGADS IT'S EEYORE!
Let's face it, what would the world be without "wet blankets", "worry warts", and "party-poohpers"?
Let's face it, there would be nobody to cry in your beer, rain on your parade, or weep "woe is me" and snuffle in your handkerchief, that's what!
"Good morning Mary Sunshine" may be on the lips of every the optimist, but pessimists prefer pity pots thank you. And, if misery loves company, then there's probably no better Gloomy Gus to have around than A.A. Milne's beloved yet bemusing, bumbling beast, affectionately known as "Eeyore".
Weird Words from a Weather Wuss ... - Is the sky really falling?
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Eeyore of Ennui Sends You Glum Greetings
You're always on my mind...except when I'm looking for my lost tail of course!
A SUCK-IT-UP SENSATION!
"Eeyore" is a character in a very popular children's book by A.A. Milne called, "Winnie-the-Poo".
More precisely, "Eeyore" is a chronlogically-gifted, grey-haired, merry-challenged mule, technically known as Equus asinus.
Though able to read and write (only simple things), although his spelling and poetry composition leave a lot to be desired.
His biggest claim to fame is the fact that he's a little short in the self-esteem department. Not surprisingly one of his best known habits is misplacing his long tail which he is rather fond of which is only attached to him by a small nail that keeps slipping out. Missing tails do come in handy however as a bell-pull for Owl's front door.
Eeyore is a persistent personality who's willing to pitch in and help when asked, and willing to rebuild his house of sticks every time it has fallen down, been knocked down or been bounced upon.
While professional psychologists suggest that "Eeyore" may suffer from the sad-sack syndrome known as "dysthymic disorder" which can be attributed to a traumatic amputation of his tail leading to psycho-social environmental problems, (most notably, the challenge of finding him suitable accommodation).
On the other hand, members of the International People of the Pen Society suggest that he also embodies a mixture of pessimism, stoicism, sarcasm and cynicism, all qualities common to the stereotypical British character, (in other words, a real hero in the eyes of "stiff upper lip" folks).
Americans, bless their hearts, have always portrayed "Eeyore" as a loyal beast of burden, who despite his depressive nature, is a compassionate creature. (Some have speculated that perhaps their fondness for the "donkey" is due to their fondness for the Democratic political party, whose mascot is a melancholic mirthless mule).
Our happy-challenged hero!
EEYORE AND THE GANG FROM WINNIE-THE-POOH
Meet the whole gang from Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred-Acre Wood.
For Latin-lovers and funnybone followers only!
Who said Eeeyore's a bore...not with Pooh and Tigger around.
For those with a foreign flair, try reading "Winnie the Pooh" in Spanish!
JOIN IN EEYORE'S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Get a grip...this is no time to be a Party Pooh(per)!
Although Eeyore was born on December 25, 1921 in England, Americans like to celebrate in their own way on their own day thank you very much.
After all, who could forget A.A. Milne's story about a depressed donkey who thought his friends had forgotten his birthday, only to discover that they had planned a surprise party for him.
Eeyore's Birthday Party began in 1963 as a spring party hosted by University of Texas students in Austin together with an English Lit Professor by the name of Lloyd W. Birdwell, Jr.
It's a day-long event featuring contests of all kinds, live music, colorful costumes, fresh food and lots of bubbly beverages.
So, pick up a honey pot, grab your tail, and let's get cracking!
Date: The last Saturday in April
Time: 11:00 am until dark
Venue: Pease Park, Austin, Texas
For more information: Telephone - 512.448.5160
IN EEYORE'S WORDS...
From "Winnie-The Pooh" by A.A. Milne
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
A HOVEL IS A HOME EVEN IF IT'S IN A THISTLE PATCH!
From "The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne
"It isn't as if there was anything very wonderful about my little corner. Of course for people who like cold, wet, ugly bits it is something rather special." -- Eeyore
EEYORE'S FAVORITE FOOD
What is Eeyore's favorite food?
"IN THE WORLD OF MULES, THERE ARE NO RULES."
Ogden Nash (1902-1971), American poet, author and lyric-writer
DRY WIT FROM A DONKEY
"If anyone wants to clap," said Eeyore when he had read this, "now is the time to do it." They all clapped.
"Thank you," said Eeyore. "Unexpected and gratifying, if a little lacking in Smack."
-- Eeyore reads him poem, The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN'T READ MY LITTLE BOOK OF GLOOM & DOOM? (Image Credit: email@example.com)
EEYORE'S LITTLE BOOK OF GLOOM
Eeyore is pleasing pessimist living in a joy-filled optimist's world because he, more than any other cartoon character, is in a "No Exit" situation...(like most of us when venture up a creek without a paddle or a practical-joking Pooh to tell us what to do)!
You seem so sad, Eeyore."
"Sad? Why should I be sad? It's my birthday. The happiest day of the year."
"Your birthday?" said Pooh in great surprise.
"Of course it is. Can't you see? Look at all the presents I've had."
He waved a foot from side to side.
"Look at the birthday cake. Candles and pink sugar."
Pooh looked - first to the right and then to the left.
"Presents?" said Pooh. "Birthday cake?" said Pooh. "Where?"
"Can't you see them?"
"No," said Pooh.
"Neither can I," said Eeyore. "Joke," he explained. "Ha Ha."
Wisdom and wit from a down-in-the-dumps donkey!
For those who appreciate a new perspective on life.
Words of wisdom from the Guru of Gloom and Doom.
Make more for more wisdom from the Guru of Gloom!
A gloomy gift horse has much wisdom to pass on to a world that seems to have lost it's tail.
EEYORE'S ANSWER TO LIFE:
Who says a mirthless mule hasn't got a handle on how to handle life's little curve balls and calamities?
If all else fails and you've forgetten to pack your favorite pair of rose-colored glasses, remember to follow Eeyore's simple but effective advice. Who knows, at the very least, it will undoubtedly change your perspective on life!
"Some days look better upside down."
MORE EEYORE EPHEMERA
Where does Eeyore live?
LITTLE LINK LIST FOR THE LEISURE-CHALLENGED
- PATHOLOGY IN THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD
In the world of neurodevelopment disorders, Eeyore probably takes the cake but, he has lots of other dysfunctional helpmates residing in the Hundred Acre Wood.
- DYSFUNCTION FOUND IN THE LAND OF POOH
A "must" for Grand Pooh Bahs of any kind.
- THE EEYORE FACTOR
A course on leadership wouldn't be complete with a few words about a fellow who spends far too much time losing his tail and living in the dumps.
- EVERYONE NEEDS AN EEYORE
Yup the world's imperfect, and the proof of it is the existence of a pathetic personality named "Eeyore".
- A WORD ABOUT EEYORE'S PHILOSOPHY
What would the world be without those who believe in believe the power of positive thinking?
- POOH OF WALDEN POND
Wonderous works come from those who write in the woods be they A.A. Milne or Henry David Thoreau.
- EEYORE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY - AUSTIN'S RIGHT OF SPRING TURNS 46!
Only in Texas, do they strip down to their skivvies, not to mention shake, rattle and roll on the occasion of Eeyore's Birthday!
SEE WHAT TOO MUCH THINKING CAN DO...
From "Winnie-The-Pooh" by A.A. Milne
The old gray donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself in a thistly corner of the forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" - and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about. So when Winnie-the-Pooh came stumping along, Eeyore was very glad to be able to stop thinking for a little, in order to say "How do you do?" in a gloomy manner to him.
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WITTY AND WONKY WISDOM FROM EEYORE
This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it. -- Winnie-The-Pooh
No Give and Take. No Exchange of Thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person's tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation. -- The House at Pooh Corner
When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there. -- Eeyore's Gloomy Little Instruction Book
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY...Cloudy with meatballs?
They say that "behind every cloud there's a silver lining" ... well, it'll be just my luck that today the gods decide it's time to rain cats and dogs on Donkey's Day.
WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM A DILAPIDATED DONKEY?
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway;
it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly..
Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.
He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,
he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up
over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt and lots of it.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Each of our troubles is a steppingstone.
So quit complaining, rise to the occasion and never give up!
Shake it off and take a step up ...and whatever you do don't play around any more wishing wells!
Not all dilapidated donkeys fulfill their destinies by making jackasses of themselves or are forever losing their tawdry tails like Eeyore!
MERRY-CHALLENGED MUSING FOR THE DAY:
More people lose their life every year due to donkeys than from airplane crashes.
-- Source: Trivia.net
Look, how many times do I have to tell you - I don't do red noses and I don't do "Ho Ho Ho"!
How does a merry-challenged mule celebrate the Ho Ho Ho holiday season? - With his favorite Bah Humbug beverage after hauling around precocious Piglet on his ba
MERRY-CHALLENGED MULE MEMENTOES - There is only one Sensational Sad Sack - Eeeyore!
For those who are enthusiastic Eeyore fans!
What is the happy holiday season without an enigmatic elf?
If nothing else Eeyore will help you keep the time so you don't miss any important dates with the Mad Hatter!
Every Christmas tree needs Eeyore.
This dilapidated dude looks much better in a Santa cap!
Eeyore, needs every friend he can get...so say something, preferably something positive. Otherwise, he may whomp you with his long tail or a big bunch of thistles, (provided he can summon up the courage to do so). After all, he is a mild-mannered mule (unless provoked by pesky pets or persnickety people).