Monday, July 16, 2012

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:

 

 The ANT
AND THE

GRASSHOPPER 


This one is a little different....
 
Two Different Versions ...
 
Two Different Morals
   
OL
 D 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 OLD STORY:



Be responsible for yourself!
 



MODERN
VERSION


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

The 
grasshopper thinks theant
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 
antshould be
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is 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 EasyBeingGreen...'

Occupy the Anthill 
stages
a demonstration in front of the
ant's
house where the news stations film the 
SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.

Then 
Rev. Jeremiah Wright 
has the group kneel down to pray for the 
grasshopper'ssake, while he damns the ants.

President Obama
 condems the ant 
and blames
 
President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the
Pope
 
for the 
grasshopper's
plight..
 

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid
 
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 theGovernment GreenCzar
and given
  to thegrasshopper.

The story ends as we see the
grasshopper
and his free-loading
  friends finishing up the last bits of theant's food while the government house he is  in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house,
crumbles around them because the 
grasshopperdoesn't maintain it. 

The 
ant has  disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

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 ramshackle, once prosperous  and peaceful, neighborhood. 

The entire 
Nation collapses
bringing the rest
 
of the free world with it.
 

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