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27th Apr '16 10:28:50 AM ElodieHiras
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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].

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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].
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27th Apr '16 10:27:04 AM ElodieHiras
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* One day, God created the human, the donkey, the monkey and the dog. He told the donkey "You will spend 60 years plowing the fields and working your ass off to feed your family". The donkey replied "60 years doing that is too long, 20 is enough." And God agreed. He then told the monkey "you will live 30 years to act like an imbecile to amuse the children". The monkey replied 30 years doing that? That'll get boring after a while, so 20 is okay for me.". And God agreed. Then He told the dog "You will spend 30 years guarding a territory and barking at everything that approaches.". The dog replied "30 years? That will be too long. 20 is enough for me.". And God agreed. Then God told the human "You will live 20 years and have fun, eat good food, have sex and so on." And the human replied "Hold on. The Donkey gave up 40 years, the monkey 10 and the dog another 10. I want them." And God agreed. This is why humans spend the 20 first years of their lives as pampered children, the next 40 years of their lives working hard to provide for their families, the next 10 years acting like an imbecile to amuse their grandchildren and their last 10 years of life [[GetOffMyLawn barking at everything that approaches their home]].

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19th Apr '16 12:20:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* The somewhat racist PeterPan song "What Made The Red Man Red" explains that so-called 'Red Indians' are red because one of them blushed when he was kissed, and [[LamarckWasRight they've all been red ever since]].

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* The somewhat racist PeterPan ''Disney/PeterPan'' song "What Made The Red Man Red" explains that so-called 'Red Indians' are red because one of them blushed when he was kissed, and [[LamarckWasRight they've all been red ever since]].















* ''WatershipDown'' includes a generous helping of rabbit mythology. The creation tale has the sun, Frith, make all the animals, only they're all the same and all eat grass. The rabbit, El-ahrairah (Elil Hrair Rah - "Prince with a Thousand Enemies," obviously not his name at the time), began making babies so abundantly that they ate most of the grass, leaving the other animals hungry. They complained to Frith, so Frith blessed them with teeth and claws that made them into the creatures they are today. Many of these changed creatures had a hankering for rabbit meat, and when El-ahrairah heard of it, he began to dig a hole in which to hide. Frith moseyed on up to the burrow and there is the following basic exchange:

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* ''WatershipDown'' ''Literature/WatershipDown'' includes a generous helping of rabbit mythology. The creation tale has the sun, Frith, make all the animals, only they're all the same and all eat grass. The rabbit, El-ahrairah (Elil Hrair Rah - "Prince with a Thousand Enemies," obviously not his name at the time), began making babies so abundantly that they ate most of the grass, leaving the other animals hungry. They complained to Frith, so Frith blessed them with teeth and claws that made them into the creatures they are today. Many of these changed creatures had a hankering for rabbit meat, and when El-ahrairah heard of it, he began to dig a hole in which to hide. Frith moseyed on up to the burrow and there is the following basic exchange:



* The Tad Williams novel TailchasersSong depicts our world through the eyes of a cat society with its own mythology, including creation myths and Just-So Stories. Of particular note is the story of the creation of human beings: [[spoiler: A particularly disrespectful, tricky cat was caught out by the gods. For his punishment, he was stretched out unnaturally and forced to walk the rest of time on his hind legs.]]

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* The Tad Williams novel TailchasersSong ''Literature/TailchasersSong'' depicts our world through the eyes of a cat society with its own mythology, including creation myths and Just-So Stories. Of particular note is the story of the creation of human beings: [[spoiler: A particularly disrespectful, tricky cat was caught out by the gods. For his punishment, he was stretched out unnaturally and forced to walk the rest of time on his hind legs.]]
1st Apr '16 12:26:56 PM LordGro
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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...

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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...
31st Mar '16 4:32:11 AM morane
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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever.

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* According to [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]], snakes lost their legs as punishment from God for tempting Eve. Women endure painful childbirth, humanity in general works for a living, and everybody eventually dies because Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but God evicted them from the Garden of Eden before they could eat fruit from the Tree of Life so that they would not have to live in that state forever. [[ParanoiaFuel Snakes have indeed]] evolved from legged reptilians into legless...
12th Mar '16 12:53:52 AM GrammarNavi
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* In C. S. Lewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', the narrator mentions a sacred story as to why pigs are an abomination to the local goddess, but does not tell it. More importantly, at one point she comes across a priest in a forest shrine who tells her a story explaining why the seasons change, which she realizes is a retelling of the story of her sister and a local god. Angry that the gods have planted their version of the story in the imagination of storytellers, she resolves to write a book giving her own version.

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* In C. S. Lewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', ''Literature/TillWeHaveFaces'', the narrator mentions a sacred story as to why pigs are an abomination to the local goddess, but does not tell it. More importantly, at one point she comes across a priest in a forest shrine who tells her a story explaining why the seasons change, which she realizes is a retelling of the story of her sister and a local god. Angry that the gods have planted their version of the story in the imagination of storytellers, she resolves to write a book giving her own version.
4th Mar '16 11:19:38 AM HeraldAlberich
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The Just So Story (also known as a "pourquoi (French for "why?") story," "origin story," or "aetiological tale") is a folktale or myth that explains an aspect of nature: the seasons, the weather, features of exotic animals, etc. Some of these are weird enough that relating these to modern ears may elicit cries of ValuesDissonance.

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The Just So Story (also known as a "pourquoi (French "pourquoi[[note]]French for "why?") "why?"[[/note]] story," "origin story," or "aetiological tale") is a folktale or myth that explains an aspect of nature: the seasons, the weather, features of exotic animals, etc. Some of these are weird enough that relating these to modern ears may elicit cries of ValuesDissonance.
17th Feb '16 12:58:34 AM Menshevik
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Named for a collection of children's stories by Creator/RudyardKipling, ''Literature/JustSoStories'', which included tales like "How the Whale Got Its Throat" and "How the Camel Got Its Hump" (Kipling had written a kind of tryout called "How Fear Came", explaining how the tiger got its stripes, in ''The Second Jungle Book''). See the sister trope, PaintingTheFrostOnWindows.

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Named for a collection of children's stories by Creator/RudyardKipling, ''Literature/JustSoStories'', which included tales like "How the Whale Got Its Throat" and "How the Camel Got Its Hump" (Kipling had written a kind of tryout called "How Fear Came", explaining how the tiger tigers got its stripes, their stripes and why they aren't herbivores, in ''The Second Jungle Book''). See the sister trope, PaintingTheFrostOnWindows.
14th Feb '16 10:43:10 PM PaulMurrayCbr
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*** One wonders how they account for eclipses.
14th Feb '16 10:40:22 PM PaulMurrayCbr
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** Genesis 1 also accounts for the racial differences between groups of humans by stating that the Elohim made men each in their own image and likeness. This explains why each nation's gods look remarkably like their people.
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