Friday, October 15, 2004


This is too funny -- I mean in a Swiftian way, mind you.

I'm reminded of the time I taught a Modest Proposal to the Mormons and the 19 year old "Elder" in the front row was furious that I had assigned such an evil document. When I inquired what, exactly, about the document had so upset him (thinking, maybe, it would be the graphic language), he said, "Well...come on! I just don't think people ought to eat babies!"

See, because he actually believed that.

He actually believed that I, a liberal college professor, would assign an essay sincerely arguing that people should eat babies.

Cause that's what we liberals want to do you know. First we push for legal abortions. Next we'll push for baby stew.

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