Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
------------------------- Fox Socks Box Knox Knox in box. Fox in socks. Knox on fox in socks in box. Socks on Knox and Knox in box. Fox in socks on box on Knox. Chicks with bricks come. Chicks with blocks come. Chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks come. Look, sir. Look, sir. Mr. Knox, sir. Let's do tricks with bricks and blocks, sir. Let's do tricks with chicks and clocks, sir. First, I'll make a quick trick brick stack. Then I'll make a quick trick block stack. You can make a quick trick chick stack. You can make a quick trick clock stack. And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox.... Socks on chicks and chicks on fox. Fox on clocks on bricks and blocks. Bricks and blocks on Knox on box. Now we come to ticks and tocks, sir. Try to say this Mr. Knox, sir.... Clocks on fox tick. Clocks on Knox tock. Six sick bricks tick. Six sick chicks tock. Please, sir. I don't like this trick, sir. My tongue isn't quick or slick, sir. I get all those ticks and clocks, sir, mixed up with the chicks and tocks, sir. I can't do it, Mr. Fox, sir. I'm so sorry, Mr. Knox, sir. Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to say.... New socks. Two socks. Whose socks? Sue's socks. Who sews whose socks? Sue sews Sue's socks. Who sees who sew whose new socks, sir? You see Sue sew Sue's new socks, sir. That's not easy, Mr. Fox, sir. Who comes? ... Crow comes. Slow Joe Crow comes. Who sews crow's clothes? Sue sews crow's clothes. Slow Joe Crow sews whose clothes? Sue's clothes. Sue sews socks of fox in socks now. Slow Joe Crow sews Knox in box now. Sue sews rose on Slow Joe Crow's clothes. Fox sews hose on Slow Joe Crow's nose. Hose goes. Rose grows. Nose hose goes some. Crow's rose grows some. Mr. Fox! I hate this game, sir. This game makes my tongue quite lame, sir. Mr. Knox, sir, what a shame, sir. We'll find something new to do now. Here is lots of new blue goo now. New goo. Blue goo. Gooey. Gooey. Blue goo. New goo. Gluey. Gluey. Gooey goo for chewy chewing! That's what that Goo-Goose is doing. Do you choose to chew goo, too, sir? If, sir, you, sir, choose to chew, sir, with the Goo-Goose, chew, sir. Do, sir. Mr. Fox, sir, I won't do it. I can't say. I won't chew it. Very well, sir. Step this way. We'll find another game to play. Bim comes. Ben comes. Bim brings Ben broom. Ben brings Bim broom. Ben bends Bim's broom. Bim bends Ben's broom. Bim's bends. Ben's bends. Ben's bent broom breaks. Bim's bent broom breaks. Ben's band. Bim's band. Big bands. Pig bands. Bim and Ben lead bands with brooms. Ben's band bangs and Bim's band booms. Pig band! Boom band! Big band! Broom band! My poor mouth can't say that. No, sir. My poor mouth is much too slow, sir. Well then... bring your mouth this way. I'll find it something it can say. Luke Luck likes lakes. Luke's duck likes lakes. Luke Luck licks lakes. Luck's duck licks lakes. Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes. I can't blab such blibber blubber! My tongue isn't make of rubber. Mr. Knox. Now come now. Come now. You don't have to be so dumb now.... Try to say this, Mr. Knox, please.... Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew. While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze. That's what made these three free fleas sneeze. Stop it! Stop it! That's enough, sir. I can't say such silly stuff, sir. Very well, then, Mr. Knox, sir. Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles.... What do you know about tweetle beetles? Well... When tweetle beetles fight, it's called a tweetle beetle battle. And when they battle in a puddle, it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle. AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle, they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle. AND... When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle... ...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle. AND... When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles... ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle. AND... Now wait a minute, Mr. Socks Fox! When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call... ...a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir! Fox in socks, our game is done, sir. Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.


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GIRL: Are you scared?

BOY: No. I was just trying not to fall in love with anyone new this summer. 

GIRL: Oh yeah, how’s that going?

BOY: Well, it was going just fine until I met you. And now I’m kinda worried about it.

GIRL: Ain’t no use in worrying. My grandmother use to always say, “Worry ain’t nothing but a down-payment on Trouble that hasn’t come due.”

[Boy stares at girl and smiles. Girl smirks and carelessly slides down playground slide.]



Screen Test: Tilda Swinton. W Magazine. 2015.


“NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert” - Adele. 21 (LP). 2011.

I Drink The Air Before Me - Music For Boys
  • I Drink The Air Before Me - Music For Boys
  • Nico Muhly
  • I Drink The Air Before Me

Nico Muhly. “I Drink The Air Before Me”.

Nico is probably the most talented out of a group of young, rising American composers. He’s  my absolutely favorite. I came to know his work through the movie, The Reader, which was adapted by David Hare and directed by his longtime collaborator, the great Stephen DaldryNico served as the composer on that film. There is a dream like quality to his music that also postures with such a great melancholy. The music alone has such a physical arrogance about it, but alongside the pictures and film, it seems to gently move the story along without forcing any intent.

Each morning when I wake up to write at my desk, I play Nico’s music. It allows me to enter some sort of deeper consciousness and dream along with the stories and characters in my head while I strike the keys.I’m so grateful to have encountered his work. I hope you are too. Oh, and secretly, I hope produce a film that is scored by Nico and written/directed by Barry Jenkins. That would dope (As Eric B & Rakim said, “Thinkin’ of a master plan.”)