RE: Of Baboons, Weasels, Sneeches, and incidious racist smears (W

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 10:31:16 +1000

Hey, I'm one of the good ones, can I please join your super race and dominate the universe?

Emlyn, alias Death Lord Zod

den Otter apparently wrote:
> ----------
> > From: Michael S. Lorrey <>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > It's the Star Belly Sneech story.
> >
> > One of my favorites. To me it illustrated how stupid the whole
> race/difference
> > thing is...
> Actually, it's stories like this that are stupid; they support the myth
> that
> the whole "race/difference thing" is just a matter of some irrelevant
> exterior features (or, at least it's often used for this purpose; it could
> be
> that Dr. Seuss was thinking of something else when he wrote it). Well, it
> ain't that simple. A far more intelligent story is that of I.M. Weasel and
> I.R. Baboon(1), the episode where they switch bodies. Initially the smart
> and successful Weasel suffers from Baboon's bad image (he's
> descriminated against), but by being himself he eventually restores
> his former position, and gaines everyone's respect once more. With
> baboon it's vice versa; he gets a free ride on weasel's good reputation,
> but by his dumb and obnoxious behaviour he ruins it and becomes an
> outcast once more.
> (1) From the makers of "Cow & Chicken", in case you didn't know.
> See: