|'You are old, Father Mikey'|
"You are old, father mikey," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very thin;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head --
Do you think, at your age, it is right?
"In my youth," father Mikey replied to his son,
"I feared it might injure the brain;
But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again."
"You are old," said the youth, "as I mentioned before,
And you have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door --
Pray what is the reason for that?"
"In my youth," said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
"I kept all my limbs very supple
By the use of this ointment -- one shilling a box --
Allow me to sell you a couple?"
"You are old," said the youth, "and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak --
Pray, how did you manage to do it?"
"In my youth," said the farter, "I took to the law,
And argued each case with my wife;
And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
Has lasted the rest of my life."
"You are old," said the youth, "one would hardly suppose
That your eye was as steady as ever;
Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose --
What made you so awfully clever?"
"I have answered three questions, and that is enough,"
Said his father. "Don't give yourself airs!
Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
Be off, or I'll kick you down stairs.
Thanks -- Lewis Carroll
Actually, the eel was sliced for hotpot, and tasted very fine.
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|Perhaps I run it beacuse it pleases me - Thousands of tallies on old accounts with forgotten user names/passwords and Still it runs - Maybe because Kurzweil may be more correct than some dread to think - And in the end of time, to keep the servers happy.|
The picture - My great grand son. Any others out there have that claim to fame?
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