The ant and the grasshopper

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Sew, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Sew

    Sew Guest

    Subject: Only in CANADA EH!!!!!!!!!!


    > 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 shivering grasshopper has
    > no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
    >
    > THE END
    >
    >
    > THE CANADIAN 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. So far, so good, eh?
    > 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
    > less fortunate, like him, are cold and starving.
    >
    > The CBC shows up to provide live coverage of the shivering
    > grasshopper, with cuts to a video of the ant in his comfortable warm
    > home with a table laden with food.
    >
    > Canadians are stunned that in a country of such wealth, this poor
    > grasshopper is allowed to suffer so while others have plenty.
    >
    > The NDP, the CAW and the Coalition Against Poverty demonstrate in
    > front of the ant's house. The CBC, interrupting an Inuit cultural festival
    > special from Nunavut with breaking news, broadcasts them singing "We
    > Shall Overcome."
    >
    > Sven Robinson rants in an interview with Pamela Wallin that the ant
    > has gotten rich off the backs of grasshoppers, and calls for an
    > immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share".
    > In response to polls, the Liberal Government drafts the Economic
    > Equity and Grasshopper Anti-Discrimination Act, retroactive to the
    > beginning of the summer.
    >
    > The ant's taxes are reassessed, and he is also fined for failing to
    > hire grasshoppers as helpers.
    >
    > Without enough money to pay both the fine and his newly imposed
    > retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.
    >
    > The ant moves to the US, and starts a successful agribiz company.
    >
    > The CBC later shows the now fat grasshopper finishing up the last
    > of the ant's food, though Spring is still months away, while the
    > government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old
    > house, crumbles around him because he hasn't bothered to maintain it.
    > Inadequate government funding is blamed, Roy Romanow is appointed to
    > head a commission of enquiry that will cost $10,000,000.
    >
    > The grasshopper is soon dead of a drug overdose, the Toronto Star
    > blames it on the obvious failure of government to address the root
    > causes of despair arising from social inequity.
    >
    > The abandoned house is taken over by a gang of immigrant spiders,
    > praised by the government for enriching Canada's multicultural
    > diversity, who promptly set up a marijuana grow op and terrorize the
    > community.
    >
    > THE END
    Sew, Jan 15, 2006
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