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The ant and the grasshopper.

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by goldenlight, Aug 20, 2008.


  1. goldenlight

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    The ant and the grasshopper.

    This one is a little different...Two Different Versions! Two Different
    Morals!

    OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
    building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant i s a fool and laughs and dances and plays
    the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

    The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

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    MODERN VERSION:

    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house
    and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the
    summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands
    to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while othe rs
    are cold and starving.

    CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering
    grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table
    filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is
    allowed to suffer so?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries
    when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

    Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the
    news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' Jesse then has the
    group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

    Nancy Pelosi & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the
    ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an
    immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the E conomic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
    retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs
    and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated
    by the government.

    Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation
    suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges
    that Bill Clinton appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.
    The ant loses the case.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the
    ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the
    ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.

    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now
    abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once
    peaceful neighborhood.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2008
     
  2. eddief4

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