"The little pig with the portfolio of straw and the little pig with the portfolio of sticks were swallowed up, but the little pig with the portfolio of bricks withstood the dip in the market."
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Hare and the Tortoise Race
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"Keep it stylish, but short enough so that men stop using it to break into my house."
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"I'm not huffing and puffing. I'm foreclosing."
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The Bull, the Bear, the Ant, and the Grasshopper
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"It is thornlike in appearance, but I need to order a battery of tests."
"No, thanks. I'm in training."
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Hare reading a book while the tortoise races past
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"And, because a princess can't be forced to testify against her prince, they lived happily ever after."
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"The axe is falling! The axe is falling!"
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"It wasn't so much losing the race, it was losing the shoe contract."
A chicken looks at a computer screen that reads "Y2K is coming! Y2K is coming!!".
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"I couldn't tell if it was a fable or it was badly written."
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"I figured as long as I was having the thorn taken out of my paw, might as well have a body scrub and get my mane redone."
"He's sorry, Your Honor, and he's decided to devote himself to making a difference in pigs' lives."
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"...And somebody's been listening to my Berlioz!"
The Emperor's Newspaper
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"Once upon a time there were three little pigs who had this real sweetheart of a rent-controlled deal."
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"So far, so good! And no one's wise to the performance enhancing drugs!"
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"Perhaps He Was Too Close To The Situation, But Aesop Failed To See Any Goddamned Moral To The Story Of The Goddamned Birds Eating His Goddamned Tomatoes Again . . ."
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The Re-Giving Tree
Hare versus the Tortoise
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Princess and the Pea, Revisited
"It was an interesting panel on how we're represented in fables."
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