People sure did love that horse

typed for your pleasure on 28 March 2007, at 2.16 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Satellite’ by Depeche mode

from the cover of the April issue of Smithsonian:

I swear to “Bob”, when I first saw that line, I’d read it as ‘What Bizarro Taught Us’. An article detailing life lessons learned from a freakish alternate-universe version of Superman makes slightly more sense than lifestyle examples handed down from a chunky-brained mammal. Or should that be ‘hoofed down’?

No, I’ve not actually read the story. Anything it has to tell me cannot possibly live up to what I’d pictured in my mind. Apart, of course, from ‘whatever you do, do not break any of your four legs’. But that’s just plain common sense

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7 have spoken to “People sure did love that horse”

  1. TomasCoSauce writes:

    I thought it said “What Barbarella Taught Us”.

    I think that would make more sense!

  2. Davecat writes:

    WHAT BARBARELLA TAUGHT US:
    + Be sure to stock as many outfits on your ship as possible, cos you’ll need to change clothes every 15 minutes.
    + No matter what planet you’re on, children are malicious. Especially if they have a passel of dolls with metal teeth.
    + Sex is loads better without those little pills they give you.
    + An angel cannot make love; an angel is love.
    + There’s no need to fear the Excessive Machine, as it’s not really a torture device; it’s more like a vibrator the size of a bed.
    + Contrary to popular belief, his name’s Durand Durand, not Duran Duran.
    + Floor-to-ceiling shag carpeting in your spaceship? Bad idea.

  3. Mahtek writes:

    I think the real lesson Barbaro taught us was to have a health plan that doesn’t contain the clause “If the recovery period is deemed unacceptably lengthy, shoot the patient.”

  4. Davecat writes:

    Aah, I hope that’s not Blue Cross Blue Shield, cos I just signed up for that last month…

  5. SafeTinspector writes:

    What has Prospero taught us?

    Drowning books is not only possible, but necessary to ensure a magic-free happy ending.

    Better to be on an island than in naples.

    Islands are ideal locations for all sorts of small-stage chicanery.

    If you wait long enough, they’ll make a science fiction version of you starring Vincent Price.

  6. Davecat writes:

    ‘If you wait long enough, they’ll make a science fiction version of you starring Vincent Price.’

    Or a Neo-Classical version starring Sir John Gielgud.

  7. SafeTinspector writes:

    I love that name.

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