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A Modest Proposal

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 • Filed under Other

What was your favorite fairy tale as a child? I always preferred Hansel and Gretel. Not for the quaint representation of German country life, for the memorable values instilled by the story arch, the chilling idea that evil exists most fervently under a harmless guise, or for the admirably perspicacious nature of the children…no, a house made of food seemed damn cool.

Unfortunately, somebody took this charming childhood story and transformed it into a real disturbance. A mother in Minnesota received an anonymous letter expressing that her children look delicious and that the sender would like a taste. She responded publicly on Facebook, berating the creep for her “urges”.  In retaliation, the sender arranged for magazine subscriptions to be sent to the house, addressed to “Your Tasty Children”. According to Huff Post, the culprit turned out to be a neighbor frustrated with the children leaving their toys in her yard. I suppose we’ll know more after her interview with Clarice Starling.

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