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Ant and the Grasshopper

Discussion in 'Humor & Jokes' started by dannyevilcat, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. dannyevilcat

    dannyevilcat DESTROYER OF FURNITURE

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    Ant and the Grasshopper

    CLASSIC 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!


    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, 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 "its 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.


    Al Gore exclaims in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls 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's 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.
     
  2. CrackedCrystal

    CrackedCrystal Where am I?

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    That's funny :)

    Should have put Al Sharpton in there somewhere.
     
  3. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    :rotfl: :lol: You forgot Bush declaring war on the ant for mistreated grasshoppers, started Operation Grasshopper Freedom, and dropped 6 nukes on the ant's house.
     
  4. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    .... You also forgot to mention Bush's speech on the ant hiding chemical and biological weapons
     
  5. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I thought the modern versian was...

    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, global warming makes it a moot point. Then spring comes and they both die after being sprayed by pesticides.
     
  6. trumpeteer

    trumpeteer Player of Trumpet

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    You forgot the part about Bush saying in a speech that the ant had tried to buy uranium from Africa, and then saying to provide fair treatment for the grasshopper, we need to have more tax rebates to help stimulate the economy.
     

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