Re: genetic unselfishness

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:51:58 MST

> Nobody gets [Damien Broderick's] jokes. Waaaahh.
> Scheherezade was the ingenious young woman in 1001 NIGHTS who kept her head
> by entertaining the King with endless stories...
> Schadenfreude is the German word for taking pleasure in the misfortune...

Aw c'mon, Damien, get real. I speculate that you are the *only* person
on the list who both read 1001 Nights, and is a fluent German speaker.
A lotta folks dont get *my* jokes and they have *far* less obscure
allusions than this. {8-]

I really liked 1001 Nights, but its been 20 yrs since I read it and didnt
catch the reference to Scheherzade, and my mastery of German of one
who has viewed half a dozen Hogan's Heroes reruns. {8^D spike

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