|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
| The FIELD GUIDE to NORTH AMERICAN MALES|
SPECIES: Cranial Males
SUBSPECIES: The Hacker (homo computatis)
Courtship & Mating:
Due to extreme deprivation, HOMO COMPUTATIS maintains a near perpetual
state of sexual readiness. Courtship behavior alternates between
awkward shyness and abrupt advances. When he finally mates, he
chooses a female engineer with an unblinking stare, a tight mouth, and
a complete collection of Campbell's soup-can recipes.
Trash cans full of pale green and white perforated paper and old
copies of the Allen-Bradley catalog.
Extremely fond of bad puns and jokes that need long explanations.
|The Great Bald Swamp Hedgehog:|
The Great Bald Swamp Hedgehog of Billericay displays, in courtship,
his single prickle and does impressions of Holiday Inn desk clerks.
Since this means him standing motionless for enormous periods of
time he is often eaten in full display by The Great Bald Swamp
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
|I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on|
earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has
succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a
goal in front and not behind.
-- George Bernard Shaw
|You will probably marry after a very brief courtship.|