A flea befriends a horsefly, who has hooves like those of a horse, and rides the horsefly into the hair of a dog. The flea chops down strands of the dog's hair to use as "logs" with which ... See full summary »

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A flea befriends a horsefly, who has hooves like those of a horse, and rides the horsefly into the hair of a dog. The flea chops down strands of the dog's hair to use as "logs" with which to build a cabin, unaware that the dog's coat is the sacred territory of a tribe of Indian fleas, who declare war on the interlopers. The Indians capture and are about to burn the flea and the horsefly when the dog jolts in pain from the fire. The flea and the horsefly free themselves and flee the Indians through the hairs on the dog's carcass. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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"Oh boy, I haven't seen a circus . . . "
23 November 2016 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

" . . . since I was a little pup," A. Dog says as he holds up a magnifying glass to get a better view of the two species of fleas making a circus out of devouring his body (along with A. Horsefly). It's too bad that Mel Gibson's character did not have a similar viewing device with which to entertain himself at the conclusion of BRAVEHEART, so that he could have expired getting a bang out of his Death Process--rather than going out with a whimper. Where some viewers may detect a hint of Racism in A HORSE FLY FLEAS, given its stereotypical depiction of Native Americans as whooping, arrow-slinging territorial terrorists, more people may become nauseated if they pause to ponder FLEAS' Real Life Truth: Our Human Bodies are made up of about 95% bacteria, and only some of the remaining 5% of our cells carry the Human Genome. On the other hand, it's very bittersweet to reflect that the author of THE CONQUEROR WORM--Edgar Allen Poe--was so far ahead of his time that he missed seeing FLEAS by almost a full century: This would have been right up his blind alley!


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