The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1990442
Posted By: Amos
08-Mar-07 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
And plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize!

(Tom Lehrer)

Some day, in the pre-dawn dark, when the rest of the world is asleep, yon Rapaire will be rudely awoken by a loud knock on his door.

There will be no trial, nor jury. The sentencing will be swift, the punishment brutal and ugly.

Oh, I know, it's not his fault. There are psychological reasons; his brain overflows with others' words, and he must relieve the pressure somehow. It's the price of serving in the Great Librarian Army, the invisible but mighty force that stands like a bulwark between America and the encroaching forces of illiteracy and stupidity. A slipping, decaying bulwark, perhaps, but a bulwark still. An occupational hazard, a sacrifice for the Greater Good of Man. Rapaire is an instrument of Literacy and a simple vessel for Knowledge, and if the vessel overflows and its contents occasionaly stain the carpet or ruin the electronics, how small a price for the glory of his larger mission?

But brutal, all this notwithstanding, it shall be.