November 05, 2013

No ordinary mind

This morning I had a conversation with the Spousal Unit as we took the canines on their morning constitutional. She related that she found the flying monkeys on the original Wizard of Oz movie to be frightening even when she was older--until she had a critical insight.

That insight was that the wingspan of said monkeys was actually way too small to support their body weight in flight. Apparently that broke the spell. But then she recalled that once you accept the premise of flying monkeys, it's kind of small potatoes to quibble about specifics.

Now that was a train of thought and a half.

I GUESS WE CAN TALK ABOUT this fossilized giant platypus tomorrow.

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