How To Destroy A Classic

The vegetarian wolf has a heart attack, the pigs perform CPR and let him move in with them. Read a two page excerpt from the nauseatingly PC version at the link. Oh and this new version appears in a 4th grade text book, how wonderful.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 12, 2010

oh and why, pray tell, did the VEGETARIAN wolf have a heart attack?! what an unmitigated pos!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/12/10 at 11:45 AM
This is a prime example of uber-liberal, politically correct, tree hugging, pinko, mind numbing crap being foisted on the good, red-blooded, God fearing, sons and daughters of upstanding, hard working, Americans today! :down:

I'll bet PETA is behind this! 😠
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/12/10 at 11:53 AM
expat, i knew you'd have a strong reaction to this one! i thought of you when i posted it. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/12/10 at 01:36 PM
Patty--fixed your small typo in the header. Hope that was okay. Your creative efforts, always most entertaining and stimulating, deserve perfection!
Posted by Paul on 11/12/10 at 02:05 PM
In my version the wolf tricks them and ends up with ham for dinner and bacon for breakfast :grrr:
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/12/10 at 02:23 PM
Grimm indeed, Mark.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/12/10 at 11:26 PM
So, if you give the pigs a blow, you get to live in the Big House? Sounds about right.

At least this isn't as insidious as Baa, Baa, Grey Sheep.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 11/13/10 at 11:27 AM
Paul, thank you for fixing the problem and thank you very much for the kind words. I am honored that you took the time to do both. Much love and respect to you. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/13/10 at 03:48 PM
Well, as your own sources show, it was Perrault, not the 'Victorians' who dropped that aspect of the Sleeping Beauty story (thanks for the link, btw), and it was the Grimm brothers themselves (particularly Willhelm) who bowdlerised their fairy tales in later editions when it became apparent that their "scholarly collection" of folk tales was actually more successful as a childrens' story book (see "The Hard Facts of Grimms' Fairy Tales" by Maria Tatar).
Posted by Dumbfounded on 11/15/10 at 07:44 AM
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