Drinking a Purple Cow (was Sensory Infixes in rtemmu )
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 14, 2002, 14:52|
And all this time I only knew that a Purple Cow was a
drink made of grape juice and vanilla ice cream!
--- Dan Sulani <dnsulani@...> wrote:
> On 12 June, John Cowan wrote:
> > It's true I wrote the "Purple Cow";
> > I wish I never wrote it.
> > But I can tell you anyhow,
> > I'll kill you if you quote it.
> > --Gelett Burgess, twenty years later.
> Aw, c'mon, John. Don't make me play George Lucas
> and give the folks Chapter One long _after_
> they've seen
> a later chapter! ;-)
> Oh, very well! :-) The original poem goes:
> I never saw a purple cow,
> I never hope to see one;
> But I can tell you, anyhow,
> I'd rather see than be one.
> According to the version on
> the poem had a title almost as long as the poem
> The Purple Cow's Projected Feast
> Reflections on a Mythic Beast
> Who's Quite Remarkable, at Least
> The reply, writtten after Burgess had become
> more or less only for this, to the exclusion of
> else he had written, also apparently had a title:
> CONFESSION: and a Portrait, Too,
> Upon a Background that I Rue!
> (to nitpick, the second poem is given at the above
> site as:
> Ah, Yes! I Wrote the "Purple Cow"--
> I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
> But I can Tell you Anyhow,
> I'll Kill you if you Quote it! )
> Dan Sulani
> likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a
> A word is an awesome thing.
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