[LMB] Fwd: Re: OT: Language
baur at chello.at
Mon Aug 5 20:24:10 BST 2019
Am 05.08.2019 um 20:54 schrieb Joel Polowin:
> Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5 Aug 2019, at 23:57, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Now you're recommending KITTEN pizza? Just wait till I tell Ivan about
>>> this latest culinary perversion?you know how he feels about kittens.
> Over the time of the books, Ivan seems to have shifted from "they're
> cute little things that must be rescued/protected" to "furry verminoids
> that live to shed hairs on Imperial uniforms, but they're useful props
> for picking up women". Or it might just be situational: cute when
> they need rescuing, otherwise to be avoided unless useful.
>> This made me wonder, do Betans eat strange meats since they are all vat
>> protein anyway? Like kitten or puppy (many in Asia already eat those)?
> See Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Food of the Gods".
or larry niven - "Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!"
- one of the draco tavern stories .. 8)
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