(urth) Grand Unified Theory

Lee Berman severiansola at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 3 12:05:49 PDT 2010

>Roy C. Lackey
>Good for you. Beef? Last time I checked, Santa's reindeer had horns, sinews,
>hooves and hides. Then there are so many more animals, like goats and
>buffalo and I guess I should be thankful, right down to the Marrow in my
>bones, that Bison couldn't fly, whether or not he has a Smoothbone. Hey,
>maybe Horn's mother was Marrow's mistress and Horn was really his son, not
>Smoothbone's, which would of course put the symbolic horns of a cuckold on
>Smoothbone, so everything works out okay and they are all connected. After
>all, Smoothbone fathered a son by his second wife, and the son was named,
>you guessed it, Stag. Perfect! Should I stop now? Just imagine where I could
>take this if my imagination wern't so impoverished.
Aw now Roy! That is just downright mean-spirited! Why the venom? Now, if the 
whorl characters were Laplanders, your reindeer theory might have some substance. 
But if the "beef" reference bothers you so much then feel free to change it to 
Anyway you aren't quite getting it. As whole animals, reindeer, goats, buffalo, 
bison and stags do not fit in with hoof, hide, etc. And cuckold, being 
derived from bird behavior, isn't even in the same ballpark. Smoothbone and 
Marrow are rather more in line with the concept.
>And it's worse than silly to cherry-pick the connections you like and ignore
>those you don't.
Now there is as good an example of a "pot meet kettle" moment as you'll find 
around here. If I am guilty of scouring the tree for the sweet red cherries, 
Roy C. Lackey is at least my equal in choosing only to comment on what he 
considers sour, rotten cherries. 
For example no comment on the prosimians of the Ayuntamiento. Nor the caterpillar, 
Silk, Chenille, Tussah connection (btw, I must give credit to Mantis for getting 
me started on that connection). To be honest, I have been pounding my forehead 
trying to think of a way that the names Horn, Sinew, Hoof and Hide are not related. 
Why does that connection suck?
Anyway, I must disagree about which sort of cherry picking is worse as I consider 
what is left in my basket at the end of the day. And what is left in Roy's. 		 	   		  

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