Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Horsies 1, Steamy Things 0
This just in: Horse beats Horseless Carriage!
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Well done, Colonel O'Toole! Oh, might one add that the pony in question came from my stables? No, no, such commentary would be in the category of shameful hucksterism, and would be simply not done.
Not to demean Mr. Deckard's wonderous carriage. Why, I admit to making a Steam Tricycle myself. But really, sobre consideration on the subject leads to the inescapable conclusion that whilst a Steam Dynamo is eminently useful for aeronautical excursions, the wheel, being a mechanical replacement for the leg is by necessity inferior. Using a wheel for terrestrial travel would be akin to using a non-flapping wing for an aeroplane, in essence no better a replacement than a peg leg is for a pirate fellow: a reasonable compromise, yet hardly ideal.