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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 17:07:11 -0400
From: Purple Sky
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Life explained

FROM: Claudia de Angelis
DATE:   Thu, 15 Aug 2002 09:48:14 -0400

Life Explained.

On the first day God created the cow. God said, "You must go to field 
with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and 
give milk to support the farmer. I will give you a life span of sixty 

The cow said, "That's a kind of a tough life you want me to live for 
sixty years. Let me have twenty years and I'll give back the other forty."

And God agreed.

On the second day, God created the dog. God said, "Sit all day by the 
door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. I will 
give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's too long to 
be barking. Give me ten years and I'll give back the other ten."

So God agreed (sigh).

On the third day God created the monkey. God said, "Entertain people, do 
monkey tricks, make them laugh. I'll give you a twenty year life span." 
Monkey said, "How boring, monkey tricks for twenty years? I don't think 
so. Dog gave you back ten, so that's what I'll do too, okay?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day God created man. God said, "Eat, sleep, play, have 
sex, enjoy. Do nothing, just enjoy, enjoy. I'll give you twenty years." 
Man said, "What? Only twenty years? No way man. Tell you what, I'll take 
my twenty, and the forty cow gave back, and the ten dog gave back and 
the ten monkey gave back. That makes eighty, okay?" "Okay," said God. 
"You've got a deal."

So that is why for the first twenty years we eat, sleep, play, have sex, 
enjoy, and do nothing; for the next forty years we slave in the sun to 
support our family; for the next ten years we do monkey tricks to 
entertain our grandchildren; and for the last ten years we sit in front 
of the house and bark at everybody.

Life has now been explained.

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