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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Operas We Are a-Stagin'

With apologies to Bob Dylan…

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam
And admit that the Kool Aid around you has phoamed
And accept it that soon you’ll be wrenched like a clone
If your name to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like Capone
For the operas we are a-stagin’.

Come Stewards, Custodians, please heed the call
Don’t shut down my gateway, don’t range-block them all
For he that gets hurt will be he who was called
There’s a battle around and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your kishkes and inflame your gall
For the operas we are a-stagin’.


Blogger Moulton said...

Temple Grandin notes that human behavior is considerably harder to model than is animal behavior, not the least because animal emotions are considerably fewer in number.

Grandin surmises there are just four primal emotions in animals (Rage, Thrill of the Chase, Fear of Predation, and Curiosity) and four primary social emotions in animals (Mating Attraction, Separation Distress, Attachment, and Playfulness).

Could it be the Keystone Kops are driven by Rage (Invasion of their Territory), Thrill of the Chase (Banhammers Ho!), Fear of Predation (Oh Noes! Another Atrocious Moultonic Parody!), and Curiosity (How will Moulton handle this one?).

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