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RE: Hippos

----Original Message----
>From: Christopher Faylor
>Sent: 20 May 2005 17:57

> On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 05:46:54PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> ----Original Message----
>>> From: Williams, Gerald S (Jerry)
>>> Sent: 20 May 2005 17:39
>>> Hippo anecdote:
>>> I was the "mystery reader" for my son's kindergarten class this week
>>> and the first book I read happened to contain a picture of a hippo.  My
>>> son blurts out that "hippos are dangerous" which I had to confirm
>>> (while discouraging such outbursts).
>>> I may be mistaken, but I think the other students and the teacher
>>> looked at us both a bit funny after hearing that we considered hippos
>>> dangerous. 
>>> Sometimes too much knowledge is not a good thing.  :-)
>> Rather than _explain_ that hippos are dangerous, what you should have
>> done was *demonstrated* that hippos are dangerous.
>> Dropping one on somebody from a very great height is usually a
>> sufficiently effective demonstration of this fact to convince even the
>> most hardened of skeptics...  :)
> Dropping one on somebody is often hard to arrange.  What gets me is when
> they hide in dark corners and then lunge out at you unexpectedly.  Hippos
> are really masters of terror.
> cgf

  What scares me even more is when they do ballet.

  Have you ever seen a hippo in a tu-tu?

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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