January 31, 2009

Saturday Smile

A famed English explorer was invited to Dartmouth to tell of his
adventures in the African jungle.

"Can you imagine," he demanded, "people so primitive that they
love to eat the embryo of certain birds,
and slices from the belly
of certain animals?
And grind up grass seed, make it into a paste, burn it over a fire,
then smear it with a greasy and sticky mess they extract from
smashed nuts of some kind?"

When the students looked startled by such barbarism,

the explorer added softly,

"What I've been describing, of course,
is a breakfast of bacon and eggs

and toast with peanut butter...."