The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3315742
Posted By: Little Hawk
01-Mar-12 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I simply don't follow your analogy about the elephant, the monkey, and the ant, Amos. It fails to illuminate.

Have you never experienced the pleasurable delight of reading one of MacGonagall's or Moore's florid poems, grasping the emotional state and cultural sense that impelled the author to write such tripe, and enjoyed the keen amusement it elicits in the reader?

Many people have. The rich in MacGonagall's day would invite him to speak at their house parties, considering it to be fine entertainment for the guests. They even sometimes paid him for the privilege, and he humbly accepted...being besotted with the nobility and the royals. He had fun. They had fun. It was a win-win situation.