A pair of travelers wander into a village with nothing but the clothes on their back and an empty cookpot. The villagers are unwilling to part with any of their food, and so the travelers gather some water from the stream, place a stone in the pot, and start a cookfire.
"What are you making?" asked one of the villagers.
"We are cooking up a kettle of Stone Soup! It promises to be delicious, but it could really use a little garnish." Intrigued, the villager is willing to part with a few carrots and a couple of potatoes. Another curious villager comes by, and the travelers boast about the hearty Stone Soup they are cooking, which only needs a bit of beef to make it especially savory. And so it went, with different people from the village contributing bits of food and seasoning, and by the time the sun had set, there was a wonderful pot of soup for the whole village to share. Everyone was gathered in friendly camaraderie until someone shouted in pain.
"Jesus fucking Christ," he exclaimed. "I bit into a rock and broke my goddamned tooth!" The villagers, realizing they had been tricked, angrily set upon the travelers, beating them bloody and senseless. As they lie in the dust, the constable came along and locked them in the jailhouse, to be tried for criminal negligence.
MORAL: If those hippies put half the energy into finding a real job that they did in thinking up their screwy schemes, they would have been able to afford the Meat Lovers' Extravaganza from Pizza Hut, only $12.99 for a large, and add another medium for just five bucks!