Saturday, July 02, 2005

Clickez-Ici: Litterateur Edition

Too lazy um, busy to plod through the greats but tired of coming off the dunce at those coffee shop conclaves? Cliffs Notes? Bah, who has the time, right? Then you need to check out Book-A-Minute Classics my friends.Herb Block, 1961
Their "snobby" take on the Orwellian masterpiece Animal Farm should sufficiently arm you to fend off your Das Kapital toting associates.
Old Major, the Pig:
Let us overthrow the depraved czar, Farmer Jones, a symbol of a feudalist government that falls into moral ruin by its own excess and corruption. (dies)

Napoleon, the Pig:
Yes, let us indeed overthrow the human oligarchy as Karl Ma--uh, Friedrich Enge--uh, Wladimir Iljitsch Leni--uh, Old Major said.

Snowball, the Pig:
Yes. I'll lead the defense, unwary that you, like the other Napoleon, are pulling a strategic Stalinesque maneuver by using our revolution as a means to set up your own cruel totalitarian empire. I'm a regular Leo Dawidowitsch Trotzky!
(Napoleon sicks his pack of secret police dogs on Snowball, and they EXILE him.)

See how easily we, the blind followers of our leaders, ignore the facts and are swayed into loyalty by the pushing of emotional buttons? Four legs good. Two legs baaaad...
It goes on for a bit. Personally I prefer the "stupid version".
"Some pigs lead a revolt against people, act like jerks, and play poker".

5 Ninjas, 1 Kitten and a Fifth of Vodka!