Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Eeyore is only 90 years old

A couple of days ago I questioned the claim of a Guardian writer that Eeyore had just celebrated his 140th birthday.

Looking through the comments on the Guardian article, though the writer makes an attempt to defend his position, the discussion confirms that the original Eeyore toy was given to Christopher Robin Milne as a Christmas present in 1921. So he is certainly not 140 years old.

And another comments alerts us to this Soviet version of Winnie-the-Pooh. I don't know if this was intended as a Marxist allegory - Christopher Robin as the forces of capital, Piglet as the proletariat - but it is rather sweet.

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