Drabblecast 098 - The Graggleberry Thief

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Graggleberries

Delicious!
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A bit tart for my taste.
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I like the flavor, but the seeds get stuck in my teeth.
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I don't eat anything that doesn't come from a cow.
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Drabblecast 098 - The Graggleberry Thief

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:17 pm

The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

"When Thelonius Peck Senior (may his feathers rest in peace) first founded Graggleberry Inc., he had nothing to his name but two graggleberry seeds and a feedbag full of dreams... With the sweat of his frond and the might of his beak, he forged this company into the greatest supplier of graggleberries this jungle has ever seen!"

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Post by anadrea » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:48 pm

Great timing for a bird themed Drabblecast! We were just talking about the bizzaro bird-caused plane crash in my office this morning.

I absolutely adored the alliteration of The Graggleberry Thief. It made for a fun Friday fable. Thanks!

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Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:03 pm

Really cute. I hate to admit it, but I didn't see the punchline coming until the very end.
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Post by thebrog » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:47 pm

This was the altogether weirdness I love in the Drabblecast. Keep it up!
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Post by Kevin Anderson » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:33 pm

That drabblenews was simply, shocking!

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Post by strawman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:15 pm

I love the story. We need more strange stories by strange authors for strange little listeners, such as Tweedy's kids, to pass on to future generations a body of Mother Norm fairietails.
Also, amazing chicken talk and monkey talk. I could actually understand what they were saying!
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Post by Goldenrat » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:03 am

Loved both stories. The production of The Graggleberry Thief was perfect. I didn't see the twist coming, either. Will hit that one again. B'Gock!

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Post by RicV » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:12 pm

It isn't often you get traditional or not so traditional Fables anymore. Thanks for digging this one out. I kept waiting for some high brow animal farm-esque theme about capitalism and corporate greed. When it ended so lighthearted more like a kids joke than lit, it was a good twist.

As always great production.

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Post by Talia » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:58 am

The abundance of alliteration was not an aspect I adored. :/ Alas, I admit, I was a bit aggrieved by it.

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:09 pm

I dig.

A cute, fun, charming yet thoroughly disposable piece of whimsy in the Beatrix Potter tradition. I enjoyed the voice-work and I laughed at the surprise ending. The surprise ending was good enough that I will surely rework it and tell it as my own joke in the future. Not having any gift for comedy myself, I have to steal from others. (Redistribution of wit.)

Good show.


I really enjoyed the Drabble. It's pretty impressive when a 100 word story succeeds in completely distorting the order of the natural world. There are no accidents: Nature is controlling us. Everything is a setup, and the very birds of the air and lilies of the field are the agents out to deceive, cajole and kills us for their own unfathomable purposes. Like any really creepy idea, there's no way to prove it isn't true.

Pretty interesting that this drabble came out the same week a flock of geese brought down a commercial jet...


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Post by cammoblammo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:36 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:I enjoyed the voice-work and I laughed at the surprise ending. The surprise ending was good enough that I will surely rework it and tell it as my own joke in the future. Not having any gift for comedy myself, I have to steal from others. (Redistribution of wit.)
I'm surprised nobody's heard this joke before---it's quite an old one. Still, it was a great telling and even though I knew the joke I didn't pick it until I heard the ending. So well done, Mr Clancey!

The drabble was effective too. I heard this story on the way to a two day retreat in a beautiful bushland setting full of kangaroos, deer and birds. Those birds have good aim---but I was ready for 'em!
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Hmmm

Post by Deïanira » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:27 am

It was a strange story with a not so strange ending. :?

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Post by treeman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:51 pm

Cute and well-timed

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Re: Drabblecast 98 - The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

Post by revsleestaxx » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:44 pm

Right out of the gate This story sparked a memory of security training from way too long ago and I thought hey I will tell a story of the guy stealing wheelbarrows (-sp) but maybe not wheelbarrows maybe something else and then it became clear this story was the same memory and I dropped into a swirling logic loop of was it my idea or was it someone else's and maybe i should shelve the idea in a jar and let it marry a bit.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:18 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:I enjoyed the voice-work and I laughed at the surprise ending. The surprise ending was good enough that I will surely rework it and tell it as my own joke in the future. Not having any gift for comedy myself, I have to steal from others. (Redistribution of wit.)
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Re: Drabblecast 98 - The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

Post by swamp » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:46 am

I'm going back and commenting on some of my favorite Eps. This was a great story, and one I can share with my kids. I was surprized and pleased.

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Re: Drabblecast 98 - The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

Post by tbaker2500 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:48 am

squawk squawk SQUAWK!!
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Re: Drabblecast 98 - The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

Post by Phenopath » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:07 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:squawk squawk SQUAWK!!
Hmm, insightful.
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Re: Drabblecast 98 - The Graggleberry Thief by Steve Clancey

Post by Unblinking » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:52 pm

Ha, this was a fun anthropomorphic animal story. I didn't see the twist coming, though I feel that I really ought to have. Thieving done in plain sight, that tricky bastard!

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Re: Drabblecast 098 - The Graggleberry Thief

Post by j-m » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:24 pm

Wow, what a fantastic story! Can anyone help me find the text for this story, i would gladly pay for it so i could read it to my kids. I would let them listen to the episode but, well... 8 and 10 are a little young to introduce to drabblecast methinks. Is this out there somewhere or can i contact the author?

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