Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Fable

The Mirror Mogul

Once upon a time, an industrialist lived in a mansion, high above town. In his mansion there were angled mirrors covering each wall and the ceiling so that wherever he went in his home, he appeared everywhere and wherever he looked he saw himself many times. One day he entered a rarely used room and noticed one Mirror was broken. Soon, all the countless reflections of him throughout the house were cursing silently but the man could not scold them for he had cursed first.

Moral: One must be scrupulous about behavior when in the public eye.

BROADCAST, v.i. To talk to yourself en masse.

26 comments:

al said...

Broadcast: Best known for its typical occurence far in advance of deliberation.

Nice post today, Doug. Great moral.

Minka said...

Let´s just publically announce, in a thunderous voice, that you only have ONE fable today.

One!

You feeling alright?

Minka said...

But it is a mighty fine one...

broadcast,v. to represent your halo and allow the masses to focus on your horns

puppybrose said...

Minka, you took the words right outta my mouth. i was just about to say:

one... but a really GOOD one, so it's okay! ; )

puppybrose said...

and i love your juxtaposition of a self-involved "industrialist" who surrounds himself in mirrors with "messages" delivered en masse. that was brilliant!

tsduff said...

Brilliant, both the fable and the definition. DJ's should take note.

Sar said...

You're talking about The Donald aren't you?! You'd think with all those mirrors and reflective gold he'd manage to take notice of his ridiculously ugly rats nest of an excuse for hair.

quilly said...

Broadcast the future of most embarassing revelations following the oft broken pledge, "I'll never tell."

goldennib said...

Do not broadcast your pearls before swine.

karma said...

... are you going to shout from the rooftops that i'm the fairest of them all?

ariel said...

I didn't realize it was about broadcast, I thought it was about infinity.

great fable!

Doug said...

Thanks, Al. Announce, speak, think. That's how ya do it.

Minka, I thought I covered my horns. Darn cheap felt! And thanks for the correction. Two fables is the usual quota but I was late and you know how people get.

Why, thank you, Neva.

Terry, I owe you a crow.

Sar, I had no one in particular in mind, but he could be the candidate from New Jersey.

Quilly, you don't still believe that, do you? Just between us.

Excellent advice, Nessa. That's why QVC is blocked in the sty.

Y'all, Karma is the fairest of them all.

Thanks, Ariel. It's a fine line.

G said...

Most excellent fable - and advice I might add.

Broadcast: The truth and nothing but the truth so help the anchor.

cooper said...

Your brilliance, more often than not these days, leaves me speechless.

Type written wordless I mean. ;)

actonbell said...

Mogul comes sooo close to being gloom, rearranged. How clever:)

Great fable--bravo!

TLP said...

Broadcast: all female play group.

Interesting, and good, fable.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Doug said...

G, they aren't anchors aymore, they're personalities but I take your point.

Cooper, you're too kind.

Actonbell, that was clever! Wish I'd thought of it!

Haha, TLP. You beat Neva to that one.

Jamie Dawn said...

Broadcast: proclamation by bull horn

Seeing multiple images of yourself everywhere you look could be quite upsetting. If it were me, I'd make SURE those were skinny mirrors, and I'd have especially flattering lighting throughout the house.

The Old Mule said...

broadcast: a well-oiled transmission.

puppybrose said...

hahaha, TLP! believe it or not, i actually did have a variation of that, but didn't have a chance to come back and share it, until now:

Broadcast: fat actors.

that said, yours was way funnier, my friend! ; )

speaking of broadcasts, my veri is "tisbj". no, wait... that activity 'tis something that relates to the casting couch. (or so i've heard)

EsotericWombat said...

Broadcast: i.e.: the dramatis personae of Baywatch

Tom & Icy said...

Reminds me of the old move, "Face in the Crowd."

Theresa said...

Broadcaster: A very large fisherman.

puppybrose said...

methinks 'tis time for you to broadcast today's post, bub. ; )

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, that's an elegant solution. I was going to have myself blinded.

Mule, I suppose you were going to start punning eventually. I can tell it's you, though, from the poetry.

Neva, can't there be a broadcast of bloggers?

Haha, Wombat. Exeunt omnia.

Icy, I don't know it. It sounds kinda Rod Serlingish to me.

Ah, Theresa, that's four sides people are punning on. I bet this is prison.

Neva, it's done but thanks ever so much for keeping me honest.

ariel said...

Mule, well-oiled, eh? that's just too good!