Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Well, it took a long time, but Santa's IT guys eventually traced the hack back to Dixon's IP address. First, they sent an email to Dixon's mother telling her what her son had done, and she was so angry she took all of Dixon's Christmas presents and gave them away. In addition, Santa's team sent him a computer worm which fried his system beyond all recognition. This meant, among other things, that he couldn't make good on his threat to give Frankie straight F's, which meant Frankie didn't have to give him all his Christmas money and giftcards.
Frankie put that money to good use, however, buying belated Christmas presents for his family and friends. And ever since then, he's been one of the best kids in town. So, this year, when Santa makes his list and checks it twice, Frankie will have earned his place on the Nice List...
How about you?
Saturday, October 24, 2015
|FREDDY FLUNKERER (????-????)|
A fisherman rowed his boat out to the middle of the sea and cast his nets. The first time he cast his nets, he pulled them back in empty. The second time, they again came back empty. The third time, there was a single, silvery fish caught within.
“Please,” begged the fish, “have mercy on me. I won’t ask you to let me go free. You caught me fair and square. Just give me three days to set my affairs in order, then I will come back to this spot and you can catch me and take me home and sell me or eat me or whatever it is you need to do.”
The fisherman thought about this briefly and decided that, rare as a talking fish was, a lying fish was probably even rarer. So he agreed and, with the fish’s word that he would return, the fisherman released him. When he told his wife what had happened, she said he was an idiot for falling for such a stupid trick. But he had faith in the fish’s honesty and, after three solid days of mockery and insults from his nearest and dearest, he returned to the spot where he had met the fish…and sure enough, he appeared, just as he said he would.
“Thank you for letting me have time to say goodbye to my family and friends,” said the fish. “I am ready to meet my fate.’”
But the fisherman said, “No, thanks. You didn’t have to come back, but you did. That shows integrity. I wouldn’t dream of punishing you for that. You can go free.”
The fish smiled. “Thank you, friend. Your kindness shall not go unrewarded. Why don’t you cast your nets one last time before you go home?” And with that, and a cheeky flip of his tail, the fish disappeared.
The fisherman cast his nets as the fish had suggested and when he hauled them back in they were so full of fish you’d think the nets would burst from the weight! Dozens, maybe hundreds of fish! And, most incredibly of all, fish which would never spoil!
So that’s how the fisherman’s wife and friends learned why it’s good to have faith in people…even if they are just fish.