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TOPIC: Geat American Story!

Geat American Story! 14 years 5 months ago #23626

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 is 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!

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
others are cold and starving.


CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC 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 and 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 Economic 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.


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 2010



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Re: Geat American Story! 14 years 5 months ago #23628

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Re: Geat American Story! 14 years 4 months ago #24944

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 is 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!

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
others are cold and starving.


CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC 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 and 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 Economic 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.


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 2010




with this twist....I would say that Ant stole from the Grass hopper for
400 years and the ant finally got his Karma.....

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Re: Geat American Story! 14 years 4 months ago #25036

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Nice one.. heheh..  ;D

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Re: Geat American Story! 14 years 4 months ago #25053

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 is 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!

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
others are cold and starving.


CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC 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 and 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 Economic 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.


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 2010




with this twist....I would say that Ant stole from the Grass hopper for
400 years and the ant finally got his Karma.....


Interesting thought...

Let's recap:

"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."

In this version of the story however, which btw is meant to mimic todays screwed up state of affairs, the grasshopper's karma doesn't appear to be working so well.  Could it be 400 years of mooching off the ant has caused the grasshopper's demise? 

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Re: Geat American Story! 14 years 3 months ago #25914

How true....

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