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I am sharing this video with you because it made me laugh out loud. I can’t remember how I ran across it . . . maybe it was Facebook, Twitter, a blog, or perhaps my mom, but it is worthy of passing on to you.

I have been mired in the words of my novel for the hundredth time (I exaggerate to make my point) over the past two days and the hundreds of words in this YouTube video gave me comfort.

The comedian, John Branyan, takes the tale of the Three Little Pigs and retranslates it into Shakespearean-ese. I’ve been changing “happy” to “glad” and weeding out unnecessary words and tightening sentences in my book. Mr. Branyan takes editing and rewording to a new level.

If you love The Three Little Pigs or our friend Bill Shakespeare, you have to watch this. It is worthy of 8 ½ minutes of your time, but be sure to watch at 2:48 when the line “not by the hair of my chinny chin chin” becomes “not by wit or whiskered jowl.”

John Branyan is brilliant. And, the bonus – the video is really funny. I need to find out if Mr. Branyan has a gig in my area.

John Branyan – The Three Little Pigs