Comments on: Monday round-up: Stampede-a-riffic! http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-657456 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:56:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-657456 Tom and Indyanna–I think we’ll make it, but just barely. Seems a shame to let a perfectly good rodeo go to waste when it’s right in your hometown.

Mamie, I like your ending to the story a LOT better! Much preferable to the Free-to-Be-You-And-Me-like ending that Tree of Knowledge’s parents invented on the spot.

But, when you think about it, a lot of traditional stories and fairy tales are problematic. Who the hell gives their baby daughter to a trio of fairies to raise in the forest all because of a spell that will allegedly come into play on her 16th birthday? What kind of father takes his new wife’s advice and abandons his children in the woods to their presumed death? Etc. I’m guessing that a lot of these plot devices need some ‘splainin’ to most modern children. (Unfortunately, there are still a lot of kids to whom parental fecklessness or even cruelty is no surprise.)

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By: Tom http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-657347 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:29:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-657347 I hope you go to the Stampede, Historiann. We always found it an enjoyable time!

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By: Katherine http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-657221 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:32:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-657221 I really liked Stephen’s piece, I wish Glenn Beck had to use 18th-century medicine, and only used 18th-century mediea technology.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-656817 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 02:18:22 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-656817 Have a great time at the Stam-pede, Historiann. Looks like a very robust program out there. The comparable event hereabouts is people heading down’ tha’ (Jersey) Shore, and I think the tide is already going out on that. You begin to see open parking spaces at odd times and places. There is a big concert at the Philadelphia Art Museum, but we’re out of money this year so Elton John is going to stay off-shore. A lot of folks may be hopping mad that we don’t have an Ultimate Fighting Championship smackdown like y’all do there!

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By: Mamie http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-656686 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:54:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-656686 Aww, Historiann, you need to hear Malvina Reynolds’ version of the Little Red Hen, which ends with the line, “Them that work not shall not eat, And that’s why they called her RED.”

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By: Tree of Knowledge http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/28/monday-round-up-stampede-a-riffic/comment-page-1/#comment-656486 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:35:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11497#comment-656486 I think my parents must have changed the ending because I remember the little red hen sharing her bread at a big party, even though I know that’s not how the story ends.

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