Friday, February 24, 2012
Fun for Your Friday -
"Once upon a time there was a race between a rabbit and an eggplant. Now the eggplant, as you know, is a member of the vegetable kingdom, and a rabbit is a very fast animal.
"Everybody bet lots of money on the eggplant, thinking that if a vegetable challenges a live animal with four legs to a race, then it must be that the vegetable knows something. People expected the eggplant to win the race by some clever trick of philosophy.
"The race started and there was lots of cheering. The rabbit streaked out of sight. The eggplant just sat there at the starting line. Everybody knew that in some surprising way the eggplant would end up winning the race.
"Nothing of the sort happened. Eventually, the rabbit crossed the finish line, and the eggplant hadn’t moved an inch.
"The spectators ate the eggplant.
"Moral: Never bet on an eggplant."
-- Daniel Pinkwater, Borgel
posted at 7:00 AM