Tuesday, June 07, 2005

These Aren't Your Family's Fairy Tales. Or Are They

I came across a funny site called Spirit Fingers, a title based on my personal favorite cheerleading movie, like ever! I found it first while reading and laughing with Beautiful Autrocities, also a funny site. It is linked to the right. Check it out.

Spirit Fingers has a nice take on the dysfunctional reading between the lines in several fairy tales. An example (or two):

Little Red Riding Hood: Little Red Riding-Hood undressed herself and went into bed, where, being greatly amazed to see how her grandmother looked in her night-clothes...

When fake grandma asked Red Riding-Hood to undress herself and come into bed with her, this should twigged the girl that something was not quite right, and that hey since when did grandma's cottage become Neverland ranch for little girls who can't hold their alcohol.

The Little Mermaid:
The prince said she should remain with him always, and she received permission to sleep at his door, on a velvet cushion.

This is what getting a pair of legs gets you into - an emotionally abusive relationship as the prince's perpetual doormat. She should have stayed in the sea and hooked up with something more considerate like a sea anemone.

At home, I have the politically correct and legal correct fairy tales books. This was a nice, snarky addition. Read it all, as someone says.

3 Comments:

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

jeff is a hoot - I've loved him ever since the Jet Noise days. The thing is, he's frighteningly intelligent too.

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Pile OnĀ® said...

Yeah, he is intelligent, you know, for a gay neocon.

He links to this Spirit Fingers quite a bit which is interesting, the Hong Kong view of fashion and pop culture. I don't always get it but it is sometimes funny.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I'm trying to remember what that moron called him when I first met him - something about a homo Zionist something-or-other. I'll have to ask him if he remembers - I vaguely remember making a smartass comment about it at the time.

 

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