[lit-ideas] Re: Guess - Answer

  • From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:05:19 -0400

>>Alas, this ludicrousity has been long surpassed by the anecdote which Eric recently related about the destruction of Kristian Zimerman's piano by American security personnel because it 'smelled funny'. I temporarily forgot about that (it seems that some aspect of my being does not wish to allow such incidents to be held in my consciousness).

The incident reminded me of an old Soviet joke.

Q: Why do KGB agents travel in groups of three?
A: One can read and write. One can add and subtract. The third is there to keep an eye on the two suspected intellectuals.

Hearing the word "culture" and reaching for my yogurt,
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