A young second generation Indian in the US was asked
by his mother to explain the significance of "Diwali" to his younger
brother, this is how he went about it...
" So, like this dude had, like, a big cool kingdom and people liked him. But, like, his step-mom, or something, was kind of a malevolent woman, and she forced her husband to, like, send this cool-dude,he was Ram, to some national forest or something... Since he was going, for like, something like for14 years or so.. he decided to get his wife and his bro along... you know...so that they could all chill out together.
But Dude, the forest was reeeeal scary ... really man...they had devils and sht like that. But this dude, Ram, kicked with darts and bows and arrows... so it was fine. But then some bad gangsta boys, some jerk called Raavan, picks up his wife (Sita) and lures her away to his hood by masquerading. And boy, was our man, and also his bro, Laxman, pissed..... all the gods were with him... So anyways,you don't mess with gods. So, Ram, and his bro get an army of monkeygods.. Dude,just go along with me, ok... .. so, Ram, Lax and their army whip this gangsta's in his own hood.
Anyways, by this time, their time's up in the forest..and anyways...it gets kinda boring,you know... no TV or malls or like that. So,they decided to hitch a ride back home... and when the people realize that our dude, his bro and the wife are back home... they thought, well, you know, at least they deserve something nice...
And they didn't have any bars or clubs in those days... so they couldn't take them out for a drink, so they, like, decided to celebrate differently...and since they also had some lamps, they lit the lamps also... so it was pretty cooool... you know with all those fireworks... Really, they even had some local band play along with the fireworks... and you know, what, dude, that was the very first, no kidding.., that was the very first music-synchronized fireworks... you know, like , more cooler one, you know. And, so dude, that was how, like, this festival started."
Now....isnt that worth a laugh??