May 9, 2012

Wish I could illustrate this...

1. 'I`ve done it!' cried the Chief Financial Adviser. 'Look at me everybody! I`ve balanced the budget!' And indeed he had. He stood proudly in the middle of the room with the enourmous 200 billion dollar budget balanced beautifully on the top of his bald head. Everyone clapped.

2. This is the Gilligrass Patent Fly-Trap: The fly climbs up the ladder on the left. He walks along the plank. He stops. He sniffs. He smells something good. He peers over the edge and sees the sugar lump. ‘Ah-ha!’ he cries. ‘Sugar!’ He is just about to climb down the string to reach it when he sees the basin of water below. ‘Ho-ho!’ he says. ‘It’s a trap! They want me to fall in!’ So he walks on, thinking what a clever fly he is. But as you see, I have left out one of the rungs in the ladder he goes down by, so he falls and breaks his neck.

*From Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

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