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the Price of Freedom

The only thing more annoying than willful ignorance is the general population’s (addiction to pretty lies and) defense of willful ignorance. Equally annoying is that most alleged Americans now believe that their (and only their) rights are granted by the Constitution. Few understand that an abridged list of rights — belonging to all — is codified in the Constitution. And the “founding fathers” didn’t do such a great job, there (for anyone but rich, white males).

We are free only to do as we’re told, and will have the leaders we deserve until we’re ready to get off our asses to do something besides look for the remote or grab another beer out of the refrigerator.

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  1. ben says:

    i cant tell if you are serious or not
    if you are serious that is scary
    if you are not serious you are very funny
    i hope you are very funny

  2. Lynne R. says:

    :)

  3. Mike says:

    You do a great impersonation of almost everyone in my family which is why I only see my family if I have to. I would send them a link but they will use your video to think they are right and smart. Yes that is how stupid they are. They would never understand “as long as it’s at someone else’s expense.” Keep up the great work and make more videos! -Mike

  4. fasqwee says:

    HAHAHAHA :)

  5. Mike says:

    I’m not much for commenting but your blogs great keep it up!

  6. It’s a rleeif to find someone who can explain things so well

  7. Arnold says:

    I’m joining the revolution. Keep up the excellent creative work, you will inspire thousands of women to unleash their sexy, powerful, rebellious, compassionate inner super hero. VIVA THE REVOLUTION!!!

  8. Monalisa says:

    I like your observations on vionlece in children’s stories… it’s such a fine line. When I was an art teacher, one of my students inserted a gun in his comic strip… I almost fainted dead away, until he told me about an experience his brother had, and how he was trying to show how it affected him…

  9. Ilham says:

    Selections from The Blue Fairy Book are part of my son’s literature clcirruuum this year. I just read “Beauty and the Beast” to him a couple weeks ago and I was seriously shocked at how different it was from the Disney version. I really enjoyed reading it, whether he did or not. :D

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CISPA: STOP CYBER SPYING

Congress is once again attempting to tighten our yokes through yet another treasonous power grab. Remind lawmakers that they are PUBLIC SERVANTS, beholden to the people rather than to their corporate masters, and make clear that you will not accept their trampling of your rights.

TAKE ACTION. NOW!

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  1. Charles says:

    I can not believe what has happened to America in the past 10 or 15 years. The whole world is watching and waiting for the American people to start a revolution, mate. How much more will you take from your government? Cheers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    EXPECT US

    1. Rafael says:

      I would love to watch the video you reference but I don’t see a link to it. Am I completely blind?

  3. Candace says:

    I have called all of my representatives in Washington DC and at their offices here in Atlanta. They always talk out of both sides of their mouths. I am sorry now I ever voted for Obama he is a huge disappointment. Nobody cares what we think any more but that will not stop me. I AM VOTING FOR RON PAUL IN 2012!

  4. ray says:

    we will stop them

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The Brothers Grimm As Broken Clocks

It’s a miracle! Though the Brothers Grimm fairy tales in this video still needed a great deal of editing, they did not need to be rewritten — and are suitable for children. Happy endings for everyone, barkeep!

6 Comments

  1. george says:

    hope you make more videos :)

  2. Paul says:

    HAHAHA I never like the Grimm stories either. Your voice is great and helps me relax. – Paul

  3. Hank says:

    Great job on all your videos! You have a very soothing voice when you are not acting crazy. ha ha

  4. linux geek says:

    Some genuinely nice stuff, I love it.

  5. Jack says:

    I agree your voice is very soothing and listening to you read the stories helps me calm down too. You should do some audio books I would buy one for when I am in airports or on planes. I fly every week and your voice in the airport would help a lot. Jack K

  6. Isai says:

    the daughter, a fan of Grimm’s tales both translated and revisioned, read this and turned around and is now reading it to me. Loved the multiple ‘the ends’… and you are right about the narrator, it is very nicely done. ~L

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LEAVE RUSH LIMBAUGH ALONE!!!

Apparently Rush Limbaugh doesn’t know how birth control pills work (heads up, genius! You don’t take one before and after intercourse), and thinks it’s okay to eat like a pig, drink like a fish, smoke like a stack, and abuse oxycontin (which means he probably abuses laxatives, too) — but it’s not okay to have sex.

Can’t believe I forgot to mention (in the video) his cigars and the cochlear implant he needed after who-knows-how-many years of abusing oxycodone cost him his hearing! But I do feel better knowing he doesn’t have sex. I’m sure his wife is even more thrilled than I…

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  1. peter says:

    hahahahahahaha he had to go to a SPA

  2. Bonnie says:

    You need to keep making videos. Hilarious!!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from QoAR & Mother’s Grimm

It wasn’t clear (until I did the research, today) that the Brothers Grimm were collectors — and editors! — of folk tales, rather than authors. But to me they shall e’er be the Marquis de Sade for children.

“The Cat & The Mouse In Partnership” is presented herein as both Brothers Grimm and Mother’s Grimm. Please consider it my Valentine to meeses and pussycats and animal-lovers, everywhere. It’s for the children, too, of course!

And when you’ve finished, there’s no better companion video than this:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. pj says:

    u have most lovely voice i ever hear

  2. Charlotte says:

    Hi, it’s Pinkler here, decided to check out your site! It’s awesome and I’ve bookmarked it :)

    Hope you remember me from about a week ago, we had a chat about my mom and various other things. I did manage to get her online tonight but unfortunately you weren’t online so it’ll have to be another time! Will keep checking to see when you’re online as she is really interested in speaking to you.

    P.s Love this video :)

    1. ReadiaMedia says:

      Of course I remember you! And have thought of you and your mom several times since we spoke. Will try to be online/in the chatroom late tonight or tomorrow, but it’s pretty crazy here right now. Working under a deadline of 6PM EST on Monday. Once that’s behind me, I’ll be much easier to catch.

      Until then, PLEASE do some research re cancer and “food-grade diatomaceous earth!” I think that could be a HUGE help for your mom. Keep the faith…V

      1. Charlotte says:

        Thank you :), I will keep checking to see if you’re on! Hope things are okay however crazy they may be haha!

        I will definitely do some research, thanks again!

      2. Tetsuo says:

        I remember when my other mohter (Dorothy) turned the cards for me. Or when she played over my shoulder when playing Rook with kisses for rewards between plays. There is no digital replacement for that. But what a gift to be able to share feelings across the world! Gifts of moments shared in real life. I believe the more we share-digitally and physically the harder it will be to call someone the enemy, or any other label that diminishes the goodness we are responsible to cherish in life. If you can -feel this hug I’m sending you.

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QoAR: the Brothers & Mother’s Grimm Fairy Tales

It’s always been my opinion that the Brothers Grimm couldn’t tale their way out of a paper bag, and that their work is considered “classic” proves crap rises as easily as cream (but lasts a whole lot longer). Their mediocrity — and that’s being generous — isn’t nearly as shocking as their depravity, however. Those who would consider the brothers’ cruel and disjointed rambling “children’s literature” should never be allowed to breed…

The Brothers Grimm were in desperate need of an editor (and a minder). Their fairy tales are re-imagined here, as Mother’s Grimm. So, tuck yourselves in, turn out the lights, close your eyes, and let ‘er rip. The Queen of All Readia now presents the first in this series: A Wonderful Musician

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  1. Gary says:

    nice

    1. Ayoub says:

      beautiful clocks.i have two faiuorvte books.one; the very hungry Caterpillar.it always reminds me that we as humans, are capable of so many things.second; rainbow fish.this book always has the ability to make me cry because it reminds me that we need others in our life. as much as we try and hide it, we always need someone. whether it be a human or an animal.

    2. Leo says:

      My favourite childhood book was the one about henny penny and goosy loosey. the sky was falling. I can’t remember the title but I remember loving their silly names and the fact they didn’t get eaten by the fox (we had chooks and ours were often eaten by the fox).

  2. Twrl33 says:

    My blog is not yet up and running…I’m a refugee from Blogger. But, and here’s my reason for commenting, I happen to be “Mermaid, Queen of the World,” since I was five. I wonder if we’re related(?)

    Around that time, I found the Grimm’s among my father’s books and, as I read on through it, I wondered if it were appropriate for children myself. And kept reading.

    Kachina dolls are representations of various scarey results used by southwest tribe/s of Native Americans to teach their kids obedience or else…look what will happen (show doll.)

    The Grimms tales seem to have sprung from a similar motivation; Hans Christian Anderson’s stories are entertaining but pretty wimpy after Grimm’s. Except of course for The Little Mermaid….

    1. Sevcan says:

      My favorite children’s book would have to be Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang. There’s something magnificent about the simplicity and illustrations that I adore.

  3. Twrl33 says:

    oops, forgot to say, I like your style! Bookmarked this blog and just followed you on Twitter where I couldn’t label “which side are you on?” immediately…a good indicator of an independent thinker. You fav’d my tweet and when I read the other fav’s, I felt both pride and inclined to look for more from your sources like Albert Brooks.

    1. William says:

      My favorite childhood book is the Tales of Peter Rabbit. My mom used to read that book to me in Japanese when I was a little girl and now I’m carrying on that tradition with my 5 month old in Japanese, and my husband is reading the same book to him in English. Having books translated in to multiple languages is so wonderful!

  4. Miria says:

    My favorite chihdlood book would definitely have to be the hungry caterpillar I don’t remeber who it’s by but I always remeber having the time of my life flipping the pages and watching the caterpillar get bigger and bigger though as I grew older I became obsessed with the Harry potter and the lion, the witch and the wardrobe series lovely clocks as always!

  5. Mahesh says:

    My favorite were (and still are) any of the Richard Scarry books. I can close my eyes and still picture some of my favorite pages (like the seasons in I am a Bunny) from the Best Storybook Ever. It’s now neat to see how much my kids love the same books. For them, the sillier of his books, the better I love it!

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