Have you ever given a few bucks to a street performer? Maybe it was a guy juggling bowling balls while riding a 10-foot high unicycle…or a woman playing seven different musical instruments at the same time. The reason you might drop a few coins or dollars into their hat is that these folks entertain you. They’re talented, and they use those skills to bring some fun and joy into your day…and maybe show you something you probably don’t get to see very often (if ever).
What does any of this have to do with the proposed Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! illustrated book mashing up Star Trek with Dr. Seuss? As you probably know, an infringement lawsuit was filed by Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) against creators DAVID GERROLD, TY TEMPLETON, and ComicMix, which intended to publish the book. (To learn more about the lawsuit, read my latest update from a couple of weeks ago.) Recently, ComicMix launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help pay the costs for their legal defense.
Obviously, the goal of Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! is to bring some joy and fun into YOUR day…entertainment for Trek fans that will certainly never happen if the verdict in this lawsuit goes against ComicMix and “Team Mash-up.” But to make things even more entertaining, ComicMix’s own GLENN HAUMAN wrote the whole GoFundMe description ENTIRELY IN RHYME. (Seriously, check it out…it’s pretty amazing!)
But Glenn’s not done rhyming yet…!