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- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'... and it's pretty bad when they step on your feet, too ...'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 18:02:26 +0100
- Subject: RE: Hippos
- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
>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
>>> 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.
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....