Want the real down low on Robin and his gang? Little John reveals his “Tell All” story to his kids, and we get to listen in on some insider trading secrets …
Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic each week to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s humor (funny, it was humor the week before, and the week before that, and the week before…)
Little John Tells His Kids the Real Story of Robin and his Merry Men
Daddy, what was Robin’s real name?
It was Mary. We were Mary’s Men. It sounded stupid, so we changed it to Merry Men.
And Robin’s name?
We formed a company called “We Be Robbin’” to defraud the bad Sheriff of Nottingham. Everyone asked Mary if he be robbin’. He’d reply, “Yes, I be robbin’” – and the name stuck.
And the money?
Robin would burn the money. I said to give it to the poor.
And that’s how we got our castle, swimming pool/moat, gold cart, and archery court?
No, through offshore subsidiaries, cash repatriation, and inversions. Oh, and money donations to our super PAC (Paupers After Cash).
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Excellent, Randy! Just plain AWESOME! This is something even TMZ couldn’t do better. For some reason, I got the feeling Mel Brooks might have hired you at one time.
Mel and i were third cousins through my great grandmother once removed from something and then replaced with something else…
BTW. i wrote the follow-up to Blazing Saddles, but it was x-rated. It was called Tasering Paddles. The plot was light-hearted, but intense. It was about naked women who liked to have an electrifying and spanking good time. No rabbis in it though.
But now I’ve completely digressed…
Hahaha! Read my story and tell ME how demented I am this week.
Just did. Left you my thoughts on newlywed bliss.
I am a stepfather of three girls (now all fully grown, but when we married they were: 2, 5 and 8), and my wife and I have a son together. Grown (21) but still at home.
I know what it’s like to deal with young kids, and still keep the flames of a new marriage hot – even when dampened by a “potty wipe” child outside steamy shower.
This was all research. And not empirical or experiential, either, sorry to say. 😦
Nice! Did they all meet in Robin’s … er, in Mary’s hood?
No, Little John had them all Hoodwinked….
Thank you for finally setting the record straight. 😀 Have a happy birthday today.
Nothing straight about these merry men.
Happy b-day to you!
Happy birthday, Randy, and that’s no joke!
And that’s no joke either.
🙂 That was really great
Thank you. Grace.
Yesterday was no different. Great.
yesterday as in greed wasn’t invented just yesterday?
AH– nothing’s better than demythify the hero..
Say mythify 5 times in a row.
Then try holding your tongue and saying it.
That’ll demythifize anything.
Finally, the truth has been revealed. I always wondered where my PAC donations went. Fabulous!
the TRUTH shall set you free.
Or – in the words of the giant Jack Nicholson-
THE TRUTH? You can’t handle the truth!
So funny. Who wouldn’t want a gold cart and archery court?
Ha. there were more luxury items that I couldn’t list, not for lack of cash donations, but for lack of word count…. 😉
A modern twist on an old tale. Well done.
I prefer an old twist on a modern tail —– but to each, his or her own tale…
Brilliant Randy, well done
Dee, I can see you have excellent taste and judgment. You are welcome back here to comment anytime.
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This made me smile – BIG time. Thank you!
BIG THANK YOU.
from little Randy
The man behind the myth…
Behind every man there is a myth or a mythes.
But I never mentioned her in this story, did I?
thanks for the comment. Randy
Dear Randy, What a wonderful imagination you have but – I believe you – this has got to be the real story of Robin and his Merry Men. I started suspecting him as a scam years ago when I sent him a letter and he never answered – very, very curious,I think! It has to be a scam and now you prove it! Thanks!
Thank you for saying I have a wonderful imagination.
Now, i must tell you that Robin has just seen your comments and realized he was quite amiss in not getting back to you. He’s asked me to please let you know how sorry he is.
And now if you would kindly forward to him via myself your address, date of birth, social security number, mother’s maiden name, and all other pertinent information he will surely get back to you in a prompt and courteous manner.
I remain – just the messenger.
Randy, Happy Birthday! That story was hilarious. 😀 I also wondered about that original story. It looks like giving to the poor worked for him and his merry men. No wonder they were a happy group. They were no doubt in time even,paying the sheriff to look the other way. They probably hired a publicity agent to spread the fake story. A creative and well-written story. 🙂 —Susan
How right you are. How about a collaborative follow up piece that we can write together.
No, wait. I think you already did.
How about a movie script?
LOL. Wry humor indeed.
Do you have any ham for that wry?
Ah this takes me back to when I used to watch a BBC kid’s programme called Maid Marion and her Merry Men. Not that I was a kid at the time, it was just fun 🙂
Glad to take you back in time….
thanks for stopping by. Randy
That was brill 😉
you are a great judge of brill…
lucky kids to know the truth and lucky us you let us in on the secret. 🙂
more lucky to have the money, I’d say…
Ah well, I always thought it was too good to be true, the whole robbin’ from the rich and givin’ to the poor. Now I know for sure 🙂
Not all that glitters is gold…
and where there’s gold, there’s glitter –
Robin was good, but some of the merry men were, well, they felt the more they had, the merrier…