Once upon a time, in a city ruled by a Nutter, there was a great kingdom within the city. (You know, like Vatican City in Rome.)
The kingdom was known as Eagleville, and was ruled by the Great Twit.
The Twit ruled wisely (or so he said), dividing the power to rule parts of his kingdom among various lords. All seemed calm and happy in Eagleville (wait, isn’t that Penn State?), but behind the scenes, the Great Twit brewed trouble among his own lords, pitting one against the other, so there was never truly any calm and happiness in Eagleville. (Maybe it should have been re-named Oakland.)
The two most powerful lords in Eagleville were Little Lord Howie and Chippy the Magnificent. The Great Twit ordered them to work in peace and harmony for the greater good of Eagleville, but looked on with glee as the two lords spit daggers at each other. (As well as just plain, old spit.)
One day the Great Twit decreed that Little Lord Howie would rule over Chippy’s domain, as well as his own. Howie immediately banished one of Chippy’s most trusted aides, removing one of the daggers from his own back, and placing it in Chippy’s. That was a Gamble.
Chippy wasted no time in challenging the Great Twit to overturn his decree and give him power over the little lord’s domain. OR ELSE. The Great Twit, always wise and brave (friends call him Sol), thought on this challenge for almost, I don’t know, 6 1/2 minutes, and reversed his previous order. OR ELSE.
(Look at that, “or else,” the first three letters are ore. Hmmmm.)
Now Chippy the Magnificent was given complete charge over all the domain of Eagleville, with the Great Twit retiring to the counting house, claiming that he has restored calm and happiness in his kingdom, although…I mean…that is…it never really went away…heh, heh. Little Lord Howie was removed to the lower lands of paperwork, where he no longer had control over the knights of Eagleville, but rather would rule the serfs.
OUCH!!!!!!!!!! Looks like that Gamble didn’t pay off.
So all is well again in Eagleville. The Great Twit looks over his domain and feels that it is secure now that Chippy the Magnificent is his overlord and Little Lord Howie controls…uh…I think…it’s a…..I’m not sure what Howie’s got (except , of course, screwed).
Is it me or does this all sound like a Three Stooges film: Chippy the Magnificent (Moe), the Great Twit (Larry) and Little Lord Howie (Curly).
The moral in all of this: Don’t Gamble.