> Can machines be happy? Can we build digital
> analogs of... the hippopotamus,... to determine
> if happiness is a mammalian kind of thing?
"The bold Hippopotami began to convene
On the banks of that river so wide
I wonder, now, what am I to say of the scene
That ensued by the Shalimar side?
They dived all at once, with an ear-splitting splosh
Then rose to the surface again
A regular army
All singing this haunting refrain:
'Mud, Mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me, follow
Down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud'"
-- Flanders & Swann
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