Modern Philosopher Monkeying Around Phortune Cookies

Too funny.

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Fortune-cookie“How does one properly punish a monkey, when spanking it only seems to get it more excited?” — The Wicked Witch of the West

I doubled over with laughter, Modern Philosophers, when I came across the above line in an early draft of the screenplay for The Wizard of Oz.

What a sassy line for the time period, but also an intriguing insight into The Wicked Witch’s psyche.  We think she’s totally bad ass and in control, and yet she doesn’t even know how to keep her Flying Monkeys in line.  Intriguing, right?

Okay, you got me.  I made it up.  That line was never in any draft of the script, but it’s pretty darn funny, isn’t it?  Thought we could all use a little laugh to jolt us awake on a Monday morning.

I hope you all survive your Monday!  If it gets rough, think of the Wicked Witch…

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