I saw the topic for this week, “tail/tale,” and immediately started writing about probability and flipping a coin. The more I wrote, the more I said, “I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve written all this already.” So I went back through the archive and, lo and behold, I had, for Stream of Consciousness Saturday back on October 8, 2016. So go back and read that, if you want.
Now, as far as flipping coins, don’t get Niles Crane to do it for you.
So then, having dealt with “tail,” I moved on to “tale,” and remembered I had also written a Two for Tuesday about “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a regular feature on the Rocky & Bullwinkle show. These were sendups of classic fairy tales, narrated by Edward Everett Horton. I always liked the sendups better than the original stories (well, except for “Cinderella,” particularly the original Grimm fairy tale that featured the stepsisters cutting their feet to try and fit into the glass slipper). There are links over there to additional FFT’s and other Rocky and Bullwinkle features, so have fun slipping into a Jay Ward-induced laugh coma.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now, here are Jimmy Nelson with Danny O’Day and Farfel for Nestle’s Quik. Makes milk taste like a million!