Politically Correct Bedtime Stores

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The book Politically Correct Bedtime Stores by James Fin Garner is hilarious and written in what I thought was a tactful manner.

Here are a few examples:

The Big Bad Wolf told Little Red Riding Hood it was not safe for her to walk alone in the woods.  Her response:

I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop you own, entirely valid worldview.

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The three codependent goats named Gruff decided to travel up the mountainside, so “they did not overgraze their valley and kept their ecological footprint as small as possible.”

However, they had to cross a bridge that was home to a “hairy, dirt-accomplished, and odor-enhanced” troll.

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Instead of helping the city of Hamelin by removing rats, the Pied Piper was hired to remove the residents of the trailer park.

The trailer park on the edge of Hamelin was a civic embarrassment.  Not only was it a terrible eye-sore, with its rusted pickup trucks and trash heaps in every backyard.  Within it dwelled some of the most unregenerate and irredeemable people you could ever imagine – murders of non domestic animals, former clients of the correctional system, and off-road bikers.  With their plastic daisy pinwheels, loud music, and drunken weekend brawls, they sent a shudder through every respectable person in town.

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Idiocracy

 

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Idiocracy is a comedy film, but it also terrifying.  Whenever ignorance or stupidity is glorified, I think of this movie.

If you haven’t seen it, the basic premise is our society keeps getting dumber and dumber.  Eventually, humans are facing major economic disaster and the destruction of civilization.

At the end of the movie, the main character tries to persuade people to make America great again by becoming smarter.  He encourages them to learn and to read.

We can do that now.  Let’s make America great again by educating ourselves and our children.  Also, it would be great if we stopped celebrating stupidity.

Nothing’s Sacred by Lewis Black

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I just finished reading “Nothing’s Sacred” by Lewis Black.  The book is a basically a memoir.  It also has a few political/religious rants.

Lewis Black discusses his childhood, college years, and how he became a comedian.  I was impressed by how many times he failed as a stand up comic, but refused to stop trying.  That tenacity is what made him a great success.

I recommend this book, if you would like to know more about the early years of Lewis Black.

I give the book a B-