Female Yeti (baby_rhino) wrote,
Female Yeti

Hocus Pocus on rhinoceroses

Как было бы здорово, если бы при вопросе "А почему у тебя такой ник в ЖЖ?" я могла отправлять человека читать вот эту цитату:
... The first cartoon he ever drew, and the last one, was of 2 rhinoceroses getting married. ... I asked him what was funny about it. ...
"What's funny about it?" said Jack incredulously. "Where's your sence of humor? If somebody doesn't stop the wedding, those two will mate and have a baby rhinoceros".
"Of course," I said.  
"For Pete's sake," he said, "what could be uglier and dumber than a rhinoceros? Just because something can reproduce, that doesn't mean it should reproduce".

Жаль, что я это прочитала всего пару недель назад, а не в 2005 году.
Это Воннегут, Hocus Pocus.

Дальше, кстати, там тоже прекрасно:
I pointed out that to a rhinoceros another rhinoceros was wonderful.
"That's the point," he said. "Every kind of animal thinks its own kind of animal is wonderful. So people getting married think they're wonderful, and that they're going to have a baby that's wonderful, when actually they're as ugly as rhinoceroses. Just because we think we're so wonderful doesn't mean we really are. We could be really terrible animals and just never admit it because it would hurt so much."
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