Architecture doesn't really factor into fairy tales much, and even though stories like Hansel & Gretel, the Three Little Pigs and Baba Yaga feature a building as a main part of the tale that's about as architectural as these stories get. Show More Summary
In the popular nursery story The Three Little Pigs, the prudent porker who builds his house of brick is chided by his pals, who choose much easier ways to construct their respective abodes. Only later in the cautionary tale does the reader discover the benefits of extra cost and effort in erecting shelter.
Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me I've been a fan of cartoonist Ellen Forney for years, and Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir is a tour de force graphic memoir about mental illness. Show More Summary
Two of the three Little Pigs were convicted yesterday on charges of building code violations, reckless endangerment and bribery. The charges pertained to the homes rebuilt after the original dwellings were destroyed by the Wolf. "In actuality, the Wolf was a red herring," one city official said. Show More Summary
Here's another 2016 campaign fairy tale inspired by all the attacks, insults, name-calling, jokes, and down in the gutter humor. Some of these tales capture perfectly the anger and frustration of the voters watching a spectacle that becomes wilder and crazier each day. Show More Summary
This video is making its way around the internet today as possibly one of the greatest pranks in U.S. Navy history. Now I don’t know if I’d go that far but it is pretty funny. From the uploader: This was filmed in 1986 while I was stationed aboard the USS America CV-66. Show More Summary
Do you remember the story of the three little pigs and the wolf? The first two pigs built their houses with straw and sticks quickly then partied because they were lazy. The third pig worked hard to build his house with bricks. The wolf watched as the first two pigs sang and danced and commented Keep Reading ?
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Video: This test of homemade body armour by Demolition Ranch reads like the old fable of the Three Little Pigs. This little piggy made body armour out of T-Shirts. This little piggy used duct tape. And this one used a stack of printer paper. Which homemade body armour can withstand the big bad wolf bullet? Well, they each sort of do to varying degrees. More »
In many parts of the country, pigs are viewed as pretty standard fare on any working farm. In New York City, where a pileup of raccoons is enough to electrify the Internet for a solid day, pigs are exotic creatures worthy of the same fanfare as pallas cats and marmosets. [ more › ]
The NY Post recently featured an article entitled, "The city thinks 'The Three Little Pigs' is a book for high schoolers."The staff probably hopes that such an article will make the public cry out in utter disgust and run off to the nearest charter school. Show More Summary
My granddaughter is somewhat obsessed with this story...so I am too. Here are the famous little ones along with the mama pig AND the Big Bad Wolf ! Mama Pig started the entire story by deciding it was time for her three piggy sons to move out...while she gave them good advice, only one followed it. Show More Summary
Photo: WLWT Last week, a semitrailer carrying two thousands pigs suffered a big bad crash on Ohio's Highway 35 in Xenia. Recently, are residents came across a touching memorial to the pigs on the side of the road that look straight out...Show More Summary
After a pig truck crashed in Xenia, Ohio last week, killing about half of the 2,200 piglets in the trailer, someone built three houses on the side of the road inspired by the Three Little Pigs. Read the rest
Straight out of the "Three Little Pigs" fable
Three is my favorite number. Three little pigs, three Cs of relationships, three musketeers. According to Wikipedia, it's a writing rule, but I believe it also applies to public speaking. Inspiring speakers like Martin Luther King followed three simple rules when preparing for a speech: preparation, presentation, performance. Show More Summary
image credit You hear stories about heroic military dogs, homing pigeons, and even the unique story of Wojtek the military bear, but even lowly pigs have left their mark in wartime. Here are the stories of three of them. The Presurf...
“B.B. Wolf” has done it again. Faced with a double murder and attempted murder of the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf gave a howl of joy with two hung juries after trials before the fourth grade classes of Churchill Elementary from McLean, Virginia. We held our annual field trip for elementary students to […]
While "Looking For Sanctuary" wasn’t without its narrative weaknesses, tonight’s episode was fairly strong thematically. Drama — like Stooges, little pigs and celebrity deaths — comes in threes. Take Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Kevin (Russell Tovey) and Richie (Raúl Castillo). Or...
A house made from straw didn't work out so well in The Three Little Pigs, but maybe it's not such a bad idea after all. Sustainable building firm BaleHaus recently unveiled a number of new energy-efficient Passivhaus-certified homesShow More Summary