[lit-ideas] Re: Which Doctor's Excuse?

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2006 00:58:32 -0400

>>I guess you don't like Gandhi. ...  You like petunias?

Petunias are a filthy boring flower, the purple, the red, the white petunias--all pedestrian trash blooms not worthy of a garbage can. Easily grown, easily spread like so many Wal-Marts or asphalt traffic islands, not worth the concern of serious gardeners, petunias are a blight. They are for the lazy, the half-assed, those who would plant such ragtag and bobtail trumpery of the earth are beneath contempt, and their efforts should end in ridicule. Petunias are subaltern refuse like Gandhi ... [loud gagging sound] ... and I will speak of them no more.

Alexander the Great, on the other hand, he knew how to garden. He also knew how to die in a garden, namely Nebuchadnezzar's palace garden in Babylon. The comparison is odious and I will no longer allude to it.

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