Henry Rollins reads and deconstructs Dr Seuss classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go in a new video for Funny Or Die.
The Black Flag icon reads through the children’s book and light-heartedly points out what he sees as flaws in the narrative.
Rollins takes on equal rights for women, proper care for military veterans, gun control and animal rights – among other topics.
Seemingly annoyed at the poor use of grammar in the sentence, ‘It’s opener there in the wide open air,’ Rollins says: “You’re getting kids at a formative age and you’re teaching them to speak poorly. That’s okay if you wanna be in congress, but it’s not working for me.”
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Picking up on another part of the story in which a character’s friends leave him behind in the wild, Rollins says: “What are we teaching children with this? Loyalty? Helpfulness? No, when one of your friends lags behind – screw ‘em.
“Just move on and realise your own destiny. But don’t worry, he’s a rugged American. He’ll be fine. Hopefully he’s got a gun stuffed in there somewhere.”
See the entire video below.
Rollins appeared at Download festival this month, narrating the so-called ‘loudest silent movie on earth,’ Gutterdammerung.