"You are ignoramus, you are a burro, Mr.
Danger ... or to say it to you in my bad English," he said,
switching languages with an exaggerated accent, "you are a
donkey, Mr. Danger. You are a donkey, Mr. George W. Bush."
Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela
"Donkeys and ducks are placed
everywhere in Opus Dei houses as a reminder of the Founder,
because he said that numeraries should work hard like a
donkey at the working wheel and should also be noisy to
recruit people like the duck."
How Opus Dei is Cult-Like, by Sharon
you have seen the one who makes the grass green, it's like
meeting your own father in a crowd -- you'll have no doubt
Nasruddin went galloping through Baghdad one day on his
donkey. He went up every street and into every alley and
across every plaza. Every place he goes, an unending race, a
hunt and search. Everybody got curious, everybody came out
of their houses, and they were all yelling, 'Nasruddin,
Nasruddin, what are you looking for?' He said, 'I lost my
donkey, and I'm looking for it.'
donkey represents what everybody is looking for, which is a
mystical school. It's the answer to all the riddles of the
universe. And you hunt for east, west, north, south, up,
down, everywhere you can imagine, and all the time it's
carrying you around. It's the human nervous system which
takes out of the infinity of the universe the little reality
tunnel that you consider reality, which is your creation,
which you think is the whole of the universe, unless you
went to a Sufi school, or studied General Semantics, or did
a lot of Zen meditation, or dropped LSD once or twice. Then
you realize the universe is much bigger and more complicated
than any little map we can make of it. The map is not the
territory. The words that describe the map are not the
territory, are even further from the territory.
I've been trying to do is put the donkey on your back in
such a way you'll never forget the master, the great
magician who makes the grass green, the one who creates the
whole universe you live in."
Logic -- The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson
[Priest] But are
you not a more fiendish disputant than the Great Hyperlobic
Omnicognate Neutron Wrangler on Ciceronicus 12?!
[Computer] The Great Omnicognate
[Computer] could talk all four legs off
an Arcturan megadonkey,
[Computer] but only I could persuade it
to go for a walk afterwards!
[Arthur] Hosts? I don't see any
[Arthur] Ugh! There are mice on
[Arthur] Yes ... sorry. I ...
wasn't quite prepared for ...
[Trillian] Let me introduce you.
[Trillian] This is Benjy mouse.
[Benjy] Hi, there!
[Trillian] And this is ... Frankie
[Frankie] Pleased to meet you!
[Arthur] Aren't they ...
[Trillian] The mice I brought from
[Arthur] Well ...
[Trillian] Try some grated Arcturan
[Zaphod] Where's the teleport?
[Arthur] Under this sign that says "Out
of order." There.
[Zaphod] Hell's donkeys!
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