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December 15, 2012

Open Thread: A Fable For Our Time [OregonMuse]

While looking for material for the Sunday book thread, I came across one of Aesop's fables from a collection in a free Kindle book. Unlike some of his others, there's no explicitly stated "moral" to it, so the reader ls left to ponder its meaning himself. I think I know what it means, but I'm not sure. Either way, it just seems strangely appropriate for our day and age.

The Kingdom of the Lion

The Beasts of the field and forest had a Lion as their king. He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be. During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity. The Hare said, Oh, how I have longed to see this day, in which the weak shall take their place with impunity by the side of the strong. And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life.

So I guess some things never change.


Also, this graphic representation of all of the on-screen zombie slayings in The Walking Dead since the very first episode by someone with way too much time on his hands was provided by a moron in an earlier thread, but I forget who, so thank you, whoever you are.

[Update]: It was moron commenter RWC who first posted a link to the WD statistics graphs.

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