A friend who usually projects an image of straightlacedness made me laugh when, hearing of a couple expecting their Nth child (where N > 4), she remarked in deadpan fashion, "They know what causes that."

Similarly, one of my favorite lines in the horror movie Lake Placid is delivered by Oliver Platt in his rôle as an obnoxious genius scientist. When a local sheriff expresses incredulity at a crocodile's abilities, Platt's character replies, "They conceal information like that in books."

(Lake Placid was written by David E. Kelley; see also DiggingTheStacks1 (21 Jun 2001), InvisibleCulture (24 Nov 2001), RoomToRead (23 Oct 2004), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicLearning - TopicLibraries - 2005-01-25

(correlates: SorryForYourLoss, AsimovOnLibraries, GiftForFiction, ...)