Sunday, October 6, 2013

10/6 Mad Hatter Day

Today is October 6th, or 10/6 - Mad Hatter Day. Here are some quotes from the Mad Hatter to help you get you through the day. 

'Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
'I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, 'so I can't take more.'
'You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter: 'it's very easy to take MORE than nothing.'

'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?'
'Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
'No, I give it up,' Alice replied: 'what's the answer?'
'I haven't the slightest idea,' said the Hatter.

'If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, 'you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
'I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.
'Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. 'I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'

I love these old illustrations by John Tenniel that appeared in the original edition of the book. Lewis Carroll attempted to illustrate the book first, but then realized he needed a professional. Good call.

Once Upon A Time Wonderland premieres this Tuesday, October 10th. But it won't have a Mad Hatter character to start because Sebastian Stan, the actor who played Jefferson aka The Mad Hatter on Once Upon A Time wasn't available. This clearly won't follow any Alice story we know, the have Naveen Andrews starring as Jafar from Aladdin. That's some rabbit hole. 

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