Lucy had some wacky plans, gave her lots of things to ‘splain.For today's dose of literary humor, I commend to you these riffs on Red Riding Hood and Henry James from the website "historic lols."
Seattle’s full of caffeine addicts, listening to Frasier Crane.
Ralph Kramden to-the-moon’ed whenever Alice gave him flack.
Sweathogs were unlikely heroes, welcomed Mr. Kotter back.
Raymond’s family lived too close, made his wife a tad uneasy.
Florence was a sharp-tongued gal, moved on up with George and Weezy.
The wolf's letter reminds me of Ian Frazier's classic New Yorker humor piece (v66, Feb 26, 1990, p. 42): a fictional opening statement to a lawsuit by Wile E. Coyote against Acme Products.
Here's an excerpt:
Mr. Coyote states that on eighty-five separate occasions he has purchased of the Acme Company (hereinafter, "Defendant"), through that company's mail-order department, certain products which did cause him bodily injury due to defects in manufacture or improper cautionary labelling. Sales slips made out to Mr. Coyote as proof of purchase are at present in the possession of the Court, marked Exhibit A. Such injuries sustained by Mr. Coyote have temporarily restricted his ability to make a living in his profession of predator. Mr. Coyote is self-employed and thus not eligible for Workmen's Compensation.If you're a New Yorker fan, be sure to avail yourself of our many anthologies and products emanating from the venerable mag, including the complete cartoons (!), cartoon contest book, notecards, engagement calendar, journal, story collections, and Christmas anthology.