The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1469108
Posted By: Rapparee
23-Apr-05 - 11:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Oh, I recognized it. I also recognized the allusion made by Socrates to the gadfly sent by (I believe) Hera to harass (I believe) Io. I make the disclaimer because, frankly, I'm too tired to look up who sic'ed the gadfly on who and why.
I can see much the same thing down at the Hi-Ho Bar when Squirrel Tooth Alice and The Cowboys' Friend have had too much to drink and get into a hair-pulling and blouse-ripping contest over men, and chase each other out the door and down the street throwing rocks at each other. Hera and Io were just a more genteel version of it, them being goddesses and all.