Monday, February 04, 2013

The NRA's Enemies List calls to mind the taxonomy
 of animals that appears in The Celestial Emporium 
of Benevolent Knowledge:

1.  Those that belong to the emperor
2.  Embalmed ones
3.  Those that are trained
4.  Suckling pigs
5.  Mermaids (or Sirens)
6.  Fabulous ones
7.  Stray dogs
8.  Those that are included in this classification
9.  Those that tremble as if they were mad
10. Innumerable ones
11. Those drawn with a very fine camel hair brush
12. Et cetera
13. Those that have just broken the flower vase
14. Those that, at a distance, resemble flies.

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