June 10th, 2005

faint smile

Failing grade

From theatrical_muse: If you could meet any famous personality, living or dead, and smack them in the head with a large trout, who would it be?

Hmm. Now I'm imagining grabbing Alta Morag, the old bag who prosecuted me and sent me to Cygnus Alpha, by the feet and swinging her at Servalan. It'd serve them both right.

Oh, you meant a fish? That puts a different complexion on it, or at least, it'd put something on theirs: scales and a bad niff. I'd say Servalan again but she's likely to have me shot for it though she'd probably take several other crimes into consideration, come to think of it.

All right then, how about Aldous Huxley? That bloody book of his, Brave New World's got a lot to answer for: the Federation grading system. All right, they didn't go the whole hog and use all his ideas, but I'd like to back in time, whack the upper-class sod with a very large, rotten, and smelly trout, then hide the thing somewhere in his house. That'd give him some idea of the sanitary conditions in some Delta slums.