Caught some of Wizard of Oz on TV last night, and I wondered: Dorothy takes the yellow brick road that spirals out of MunchkinLand … but also in that spiral is a RED brick road (making up the other half of the spiral … else you wouldn’t be able to see that the yellow was a road, rather than just a circle).
“It’s easy… just take the red road, second left… wait a minute, where the hell did that house come from? Cripes, now you gotta take the yellow road. We haven’t used that one in years. Goes smack through the forest with all them cranky trees, it does. Good freakin’ luck, and don’t tell them we sent you.”
Oh come on guys. It’s one of those analogy problems. She takes a YELLOW road to a GREEN city, so…
yellow : green :: red : ______
Remember that green = yellow + blue and that purple = red + blue. Hence, she’ll end up in a city where everything is purple. Purple purple purple. The implications of this are left as an exercise to the reader.
California or the general trans-Mississippi west? I think that once the Populists went to the Emerald City they had to SURELY go get wasted and screwed at one of those cowtowns, especially after seeing what a sham political activism was.
You take the yellow road, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red road, you stay in wonderland. And, I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
So was the first answer. There is a story about the red brick road not leading anywhere on the set. A scene was shot where Dorothy followed the red brick road. Dorothy would just go in circles while the Munchkins sang to follow the red brick road. The scene went on for a very long time. In story someone was fired and sued over this terrible idea. This story might not be true. I will do some research tommorrow.