Thursday, November 23, 2006

...and they all suffered ennui miserably everafter.

Oleg has a link up to some stuff on Russian children's books.

Given what I know of Slavic literature:

"...and Charlie grew old and bitter chained to the candy bar machine that Mr. Wonka forced him to work, growing to hate the cloying stink of chocolate that filled his nostrils."

"Finally Wendy and the boys reached Neverneverland, whereupon Peter Pan sold them all into white slavery."

"As the 101 dalmatian puppies bounded free of the clutches of Cruella deVille, a bus came down the road and ran over 99 of them. Of the two survivors, one was rounded up by the secret police after being implicated in a plot to assassinate Ms. deVille and died during questioning, while the other drank himself to death under his terrible burden of survivor's guilt."

Coming Soon: Doestoyevsky rewrites Spongebob Squarepants.


Jeffro said...

"Cliff's Notes for Russian Children's Literature" by Tamara K.

phlegmfatale said...

Happy little stories for the holiday. Happy one to you, Tam.

Anonymous said...

Tam, you thought that Czech "Dark Blue World" was too depressing. The Czech and Slovak friends of mine dislike that film because they feel it's been too Hollywoodized, unreasonably cheery and saccharine.

Anonymous said...

Klingon Fairy Tales.

My favorites!
a small sample...

"Goldilocks Dies With Honor at the Hands of the Three Bears"