Magazine April 16, 2012, Issue


Actor Danny DeVito poses with The Lorax character, during a photocall to promote the 3-D animated film in Berlin, March 5, 2012. (Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

Missing the Point and Loving It
In response to John J. Miller’s article “Friends of the Lorax” (March 19), I must say enthusiastically that I love The Lorax. Now, I don’t give a flying rip about the Truffula Trees. As someone once asked, what kind of wimpy tree is it that you can take down with a single whack of an axe?

No, I love The Lorax for the Super-Axe-Hacker. This marvelous machine bears a striking resemblance to a road grader. And for a country-raised boy, watching the huge and noisy road grader go by about once a month was a treat.

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