IJMC - Revisionist History
I'm back. Tired, but Boston and whatnot was cool. Tom's married, so
congradulations again to the new groom. Life, it keeps on a'changing.
Right now, that continues to be good. However, as I often mention, right
now, a pillow, a drink, and a good woman (or small party) would be grand.
I suppose I'll have to settle for two of the three...g'night and beware
the flood that shall come tomorrow...I've four days left to catch up on,
not to mention tomorrow's post itself! Whew! -dave
"Lord, I have a problem!"
"What's the problem, Eve?"
"Lord, I know you've created me and have provided this beautiful garden
and all of these wonderful animals, and that hilarious comedy snake, but
I'm just not happy."
"Why is that, Eve?" came the reply from above.
"Lord, I am lonely. And I'm sick to death of apples."
"Well, Eve, in that case, I have a solution. I shall create a man for
"What's a 'man,' Lord?"
"This man will be a flawed creature, with aggressive tendencies, an
enormous ego and an inability to empathize or listen to you properly.
All in all, he'll give you a hard time. But, he'll be bigger & faster &
more muscular than you. He'll be really good at fighting and kicking a
ball about & hunting fleet-footed ruminants, & not altogether bad in the
"Sounds great," says Eve, with an ironically raised eyebrow.
"Yeah, well. He's better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick.
But, you can have him on one condition."
"What's that, Lord?"
"You'll have to let him believe that I made him first."