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   Thursday, January 02, 2003

Larger Lesson?

Two strangers sat together for a long flight, on vacation.
The first guy braced the second with demand for conversation.

The second closed his open book and, holding back a glower,
Asked "What topic pleases you?" The first: "Oh, how 'bout nuclear power?

I’ve heard that talk is just the thing to shorten hours weary."
The second man replied "If you insist—but first, a query;

Now horses, cows and deer eat grass, with comparable digestion,
Mastication, peristalsis—all the same, without a question.

But excreta shapes they each produce (thank God, we needn’t smell it)
From horse, cow, deer respectively are; 'apple' 'pie' and 'pellet.'

Why different shapes for stuff the same from Maine to Tanzania?"
The first guy thought a bit, and said "I’ve really no idea."

The second asked "How qualified are you—yet there you sit,
To argue nuclear power when it’s plain you don’t know shit!"

   posted by Stephen at 7:22 AM | Plink

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