Reminder that what the Once-ler chose to do with all his money was build a place where he’d fit in.
Where everyone would have everything they could possibly need
Just like he didn’t.
Where people sang and danced all the time
So he wouldn’t be doing it alone.
And he’d be the centre of attention
Without being the object of ridicule.
That was his dream, and with all the money in the world, he built a place where he’d be happy.
And he never got to see it.
i still think it was so REMARKABLY STUPID that the once-ler didn’t even try to shave the truffula trees
like the truffula trees didn’t disappear because he was a terrible person, they disappeared because he was THE SHITTIEST ENTREPRENEUR I HAVE EVER SEEN
WHAT HE DID WAS LIKE
CHOPPING DOWN TREES BECAUSE YOU’RE TOO LAZY TO REACH UP AND TAKE THE FRUIT
how bad can i be more like how stupid can i be
BUT YES THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT
A) HE’S A DUMBASS AND USING NATURAL RESOURCES ISN’T INHERENTLY BAD BUT BEING AN IDIOT ABOUT IT IS
B) He did promise to harvest them instead of killing them and then gave that job to his lazyass hick bros but they did it in a stupid inefficient way and started whiiiniiinnngg that it was hard and instead of telling them to shut up and get on with it he was spineless and went the easier route of saying it was ok to cut them down
SORRY TO JUST PUT WORDS ALL OVER THE JOKE BUT I JUST
THAT IT’S NOT A MOVIE ABOUT ALL INDUSTRY BEING COMPLETELY EVIL
IT’S ABOUT HOW MUCH OF A FUCKING IDIOT HE IS
HE DIDN’T EVEN REPLANT ANYTHING AND FAILED TO ANTICIPATE THAT BEING A PROBLEM
THE MOVIE WAS TOO BAD AT MAKING ITS POINT
BECAUSE REALLY ALL THEY DO SHOW IS ALL INDUSTRY BEING BAD
ESPECIALLY WITH THE ASSHOLE WHO SELLS AIR
It didn’t do a brilliant job, no
I think it’s implied that not all industries are terrible just because there’s a whole city of people quite happy to live on mass-produced stuff and there isn’t actually a problem with that, the only problem areas are industries that act irresponsibly or take advantage by monopolising something essential
It’s just, like, I have seen some people doing reviews of the story as IT SAYS THAT CUTTING TREES DOWN IS EVIL WELL YOU KNOW WHEN SEUSS PUBLISHED THIS IT WAS PRINTED ON…. PAPER!!!! IT WOULDN’T EXIST WITHOUT TREES TAKE THAT ATHEISTS
Plus there was a real company that took it as an attack on the logging industry and had to write their own rebuttal book
I’ve never taken either version as saying it’s a bad thing to utilise natural resources, it’s just not good to be a) stupid or b) manipulative about it to the point where it’s irresponsible
We made a chalk mural with The Lorax theme at our college garden, it was kind of improvised so we didn’t have a good camera in that moment.
University City, Poets Square in Monterrey, Mexico.
A pictorial journey of when I first saw The Lorax in theaters. Rated LH for lame humor.
Interesting opening. Okay, movie. Impress me.
Can somebody take the guitar away from him right now