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eg8r
03-02-2006, 12:10 PM
I received this email today and thought it was pretty funny... [ QUOTE ]
THE ORIGINAL 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 he'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.



THE 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 he's 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, 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 and 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 and
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 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. <hr /></blockquote> eg8r