Um... Why Cabbages?


Is the author just seriously into her veg? Or trying to explain the many splendors of roughage?

Neither!

The title of this blog is a nod to Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from his book Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There:

'The time has come,' the Walrus said
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.'

Ol' Lewie knew a thing or two about finding irony and whimsy in every day life.

Somehow, it only seemed right.

6 comments:

Beetle said...

I did wonder about the cabbage part :O)

Jenn Thorson said...

Beetle- Folks either seem to know the poem and get it right away, or are totally befuddled. :)

rht66 said...

It never dawned on me that Lewis Carroll's work could be considered early forms of what we now call graphic novels. He certainly mastered the skill of writing more with less. And mocking the establishment under the guise of children's books was probably his greatest gift of all.

Political Humor said...

Carroll did have a great sense of irony and was able to communicate it to even newer readers.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Besides Lewis Carroll,the name was used by O'Henry in his satirical novel of the same name.The Russians even made a movie of it in 1970s

Jenn Thorson said...

Anonymous- While aware of the O'Henry title, I unfortunately haven't yet had the pleasure of reading it.

It is on my list, though. Over the years, I've had to play a little bit of catch-up on certain classics. :)