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Sex and Cookery

I try not to make it a habbit of putting up quotes from books, (makes me feel a bit like Mary from Austen's Pride and Prejudice) but I think this particular tidbit form Terry Pratchett's The Fifth Elephant deserves to be quoted:

Vimes had noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: It fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination --- but at the end of the day they'd settle quite happily for egg and chips, if it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.

Ever since I read The Colour of Magic I've been a great fan of Pratchett and his amazing witt. Indeed, I doubt that any other author would think to compare sex with cooking.


About Elmer and The Duck

I probably should have written this along time ago, but I've been far too lazy.

I got the idea for the "story" from Terry Pratchett's Soul Music. During the novel, Pratchett mentions that all good books seem to gravitate towards the bathroom, and that these good books are the ones that start with something like "As soon as Elmer saw the duck, he knew it was going to be a bad day..." This is most likely a reference to Loony Tunes.

And thats all I've got.