Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Modern Fairy Tale...

Thanks to Nikki for sending me this. It gave me a much needed laugh today.
ps - sorry for the bad word at the end! haha


This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we were little:






Once upon a time


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in a land far away,


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a beautiful, independent,

self-assured princess


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happened upon a frog as she sat

contemplating ecological issues

on the shores of an unpolluted pond

in a verdant meadow near her castle.


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The frog hopped into the princess' lap

and said: ' Elegant Lady,

I was once a handsome prince,

until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.


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One kiss from you, however,

and I will turn back

into the dapper, young prince that I am


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and then, my sweet, we can marry


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and set up housekeeping in your castle


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with my mother,


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where you can prepare my meals,


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clean my clothes, bear my children,


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and forever feel


grateful and happy doing so. '

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That night,

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as the princess dined sumptuously

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on lightly sauteed frog legs

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seasoned in a white wine

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and onion cream sauce,

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she chuckled and thought to herself:

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I don't fuckin think so.