Complete this sentence

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

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    Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    And then the queen's child I will take.
    For no one knows my little game
    And __________________________.


    This came up in recent conversation. Don't ask me why, because that might give away the answer.

    First I want to see if anybody can fill in the last few words. If and when someone gets it, I'll explain how this weird little poem happened to come up in conversation.
     
  2. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    My initial guess was correct but I feel that I cheated when I Googled to prove myself right. So I will abstain from answering, for the near future at least.
     
  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Something something Rumplestiltskin's my name? I know that's what it's from, but I don't know the exact words. Did I ruin it for everyone else? Sorry :eek:
     
  4. skunk macrumors G4

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    "Rumplestiltskin is my name", I would guess. Seems to scan.
     
  5. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    "discovered my secret shame"

    But maybe that's just my issues speaking ;)
     
  6. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Dealing with Rumpelstiltskin Syndrome in middle management, or looking to segue into Secretary of Defense turf?
     
  7. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    'Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    The next the young Queen's child I'll take.
    How hard it is to play my game
    For Rumpelstiltskin is my name!'"
     
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  9. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Rumple-whats-his-name seems to fit... How about "And I will sell it on eBay"?:D :D
     
  10. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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  11. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    And then the queen's child I will take.
    For no one knows my little game
    And no one senses ny hidden pain

    I don't have issues. I swear.
    I just think that rhyming things should be depressing. :eek:

    I know I'm not right, of course.... :)
     
  12. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Exactly what I was going to put amateurmacfreak!

    Is it me or are you just reading my mind lately... :eek:
     
  13. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    "I'm a cutie, who got not fame".


    Damn straight I win.
     
  14. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    And then the queen's child I will take.
    For no one knows my little game
    An' it's Thomas Veil, I have no name.

    For Veil I am and veiled I'll be
    Ever in anonymity
    Tomorrow I'll post what today I spy
    But Tom unVeil'd ne'er meets your eye.
     
  15. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Alright, so now that we have figured out what the last line it, isn't it time for you to let us in on why this is important?
     
  16. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    :eek:

    *grumbles something about his lack of poetic ability*

    (but in truth, very well done :D )
     
  17. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    And then the queen's child I will take.
    For no one knows my little game
    And... If they do, I'll go insane!
     
  18. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's Rumplestiltskin.

    It came about because I was at a party, and some of us had little ones with us, and someone happened to say something like, "Yeah, we're brewing some coffee," and then someone else immediately said, "Tomorrow I'll be baking."

    And goofy me, it triggered that silly poem in my head:

    Today I brew, tomorrow I bake,
    And then the queen's child I will take.
    For no one knows my little game
    And Rumplestiltskin is my name.


    Now, at this party, when those two people said something about brewing and baking, I was trying to be punnish and I said, "Yeah, today we're brewing, tomorrow we bake, and then the queen's child I will take." Now, I thought I'd get at least a couple of eye rolls and groans. But everybody just looked at me. Nothing. Nada. They didn't get it.

    So I said, "You know, the children's story?" Nope. Half a dozen people, and nobody knew what I was talking about. Even when I told them it was from Rumplestiltskin, they weren't familiar with the rhyme.

    This kind of happens to me a lot. Maybe I move in a circle of know-nothings, but I swear, when I'm with family and friends, I feel like I'm Dennis Miller in a roomful of George Bushes. :D

    You guys got it right off the bat.

    Maybe my family and friends have lost touch with their inner child. Or maybe I'm still just immature. :p
     
  19. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Give up on adults.

    Spend lots more time with children.
     
  20. Agent Smith macrumors 6502

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    I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I saw that on the Daily Show. Funniest bit I've seen in a while. :D
     
  21. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed.

    Oh, and CanadaRAM, I missed your little rhyme when I scanned this thread earlier. Very good, very clever. I like it. :)
     
  22. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Had you said the whole poem up to the las line at the party I'm sure a couple of people would have guessed the ending. I myself had never heard the rhyme (or if I have it did not stick in my head like the mounds of other worthless knowledge that has). The problem with Rumplestiltskin is that every children's book has a version and every version is slightly different. Some have the rhyme, some don't, and depending on which one happens to be available the poem may not have been read by any of the adults present.
     
  23. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You may be right.

    After I told 'em what I was talking about, we got off onto the subject of fairy tales, and I mentioned how "grimm" some of the "Grimm's Fairy Tales" were.

    We often hear the "sanitized" versions, but if you read some of those original European fables, a lot of them were kind of sick.

    I remember as a little kid being horrified at the "original" version of "Little Red Riding Hood".

    Not only did the wolf swallow the grandmother whole, but we know this because the hunter who came to the rescue cut the wolf open from stem to stern to let her out. Then he filled the wolf up with rocks, sewed him up again, and dropped him down a well!

    Not even Dick Cheney would do that! :D
     

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