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There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Aesop's Fable Friday

The Hound and the Hare.

A Hound chased a Hare for a long time. Then he came up to her and started first to bite and then lick her.

The poor Hare, not knowing what to make of his actions said, 'If you are a friend, why do you bite me? If an enemy, why caress me?'

Moral of the Story: Better a certain enemy than a doubtful friend.

18 Comments:

Blogger Steve Donohue said...

Maybe the hound just likes it rough...

29 April, 2006 01:16  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh God Steve! LOL!

29 April, 2006 02:11  
Blogger Cubed © said...

Moral of the Story: Better a certain enemy than a doubtful friend.

Good ol' Aesop; there is a HUGE lesson to be learned here!

29 April, 2006 12:34  
Blogger The Sparky said...

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29 April, 2006 18:32  
Blogger The Sparky said...

That hound sound positively psychopathic! Just like friends that blow hot and cold, they can’t be trusted in times of crises. Machiavellians keep their friends close, but their enemies closer!!! So do the Mafia!

But the best one, is a God-father saying from that film, when Marlon Brando slapped his son (Sonny I think) and said NEVER LET YOUR ENEMIES KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING! (I wrote that with two pieces of cotton wool in my mouth), because he blurted out in a meeting with the Turk gangster, the families intentions! (God I better take these cotton wool pads out! LOL) Now the poor hare could not possible know what was happening! Yes definitely a Psychopathic hound!

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Godfather

Just checked on the link above and the Godfather says Never let anyone outside the family know what you're thinking, and I thought it was the NEVER LET YOUR ENEMIES KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING! quote I’ll have to dig that film out have it somewhere.

29 April, 2006 18:37  
Blogger Kate said...

hmmmm - i want to go further with what steve said! lol - nah, we'll let that be and i'll stick with a G rated analysis...

oh but what a nice friend who will lick the wounds after hurting you.

29 April, 2006 19:09  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Cubed - you know! A very important idea expressed so simply.

Sparky - I have never seen any of the Godfather movies - except for the scene where Appolonia gets blown up in the car. Every time the movie is on - it's that scene that I catch and then I never watch the rest of the movie. :-D The Hound is psycho and no wonder for the Hare's puzzlement!

Kate - yes - I'd prefer the G-rated analysis myself. Men. Always taking the conversation elsehwhere....

29 April, 2006 23:17  
Blogger MonicaR said...

And I don't mean you, Sparky - I mean our young friend Steve.

29 April, 2006 23:18  
Blogger Poison Pero said...

Very cute, very true.......Thanks for the weekend diversion.

30 April, 2006 02:38  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Ain't THAT the truth?!

30 April, 2006 13:55  
Blogger The Sparky said...

I better explain the cotton wool in the mouth then, no one socked me there! LOL For those who have not seen the film . It just every time I think of the Godfather and his puffed up cheeks like a hamster, he must have padded them out for his gruff gangster voice!

30 April, 2006 15:46  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Think Muzzies here. They can be very charismatic.

Old Arab proverb: "It's me and my brother against my cousin. And when we've finished him off, it's me and my brother against each other. We are the most treacherous people you've ever known." My former neighbor, from the UAE, told me that in 1998, and I've never forgotten his words.

30 April, 2006 20:54  
Blogger alix said...

jesus, AOW, that's chilling.
and telling.
ghostie alix

30 April, 2006 21:26  
Blogger dcat said...

You keep your enemy’s closer.

Monica I would probably dump the friendship all together and figure there is something wrong with that dog!

Never turn your back!

02 May, 2006 11:24  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Poison Pero - thank you for visiting. I am enjoying Aesop's Fables too. There are many that I've never heard.

tshsmom - it is the truth. Hope everything is settling down for you. If you're anything like me it hasn't but we can always hope!

Sparky - Paddy is quite good at imitations. He does a great Irish accent AND a Limey one too! He also does Indian, Brooklyn, and of course the Godfather. He does a lot actually, and quite well. :-)

AOW and Alix - I keep hearing nothing but bad news about Islam. It's freaky. I have found one moderate Muslim - she is on my sidebar and I adore her.

dcat - Yeah I agree. I tell ya - first bite from that Dog and that's IT for me honey. No friendship - no association - no nothin'. lol.

03 May, 2006 00:18  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Wow. I just noticed the wheelchair next to the word verification. It's very cool - click on it and see!

03 May, 2006 00:19  
Blogger The Sparky said...

I have a go myself at accents I don’t have to travel to hear them, all the world is here in London! Paddy and me could start a voice over agency. LOL Can Paddy do Columbo the detective I think he was great! “Er just one more question sir” as he pops back in the room for the umpteen time! LOL

04 May, 2006 19:02  
Blogger MonicaR said...

He's a little rusty on Columbo - when he tries it he sounds like Reagan. LOL. We haven't seen that show in ages. My mother and I loved to watch Columbo do his stuff on the bad guy.

04 May, 2006 23:26  

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