Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dr Aristophanes and Dr Dido

It seems that congratulations are in order for the furry philosophers who, according to their minder, seem to do an awful lot of her writing.

After years of helping with her research, it appears that they were even smuggled into the Viva to defend their Thesis. They must have communicated enough of the subtleties of their conclusions (through the bag they were hiding in) to their guardian to convince the authorities that she really did know all about Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Monty Python and other important works from the past few decades.

Congratulations as well to their minder, who gave them the audience and recognition they might have been, so unfairly, denied! So well done! Congratulations!

A Doctorate for a few years of reading science fiction and fantasy, and watching Monty Python. How cool is that ;-)

1 comment:

Flaming Firegeni said...

Thank you. We are most gratified that we have been called philosophers.

We were not too happy about being "hidden" but then we relented and used out telepathic skills to provide the right responses to the examiners.

We still remain unconvinced by her assuarance that the examiners couldn't have handled our presence. People should get used to those who are different to them we say.

She says she is really grateful for our superior philosophical input and our writing skills.

It is kewl. Indeed it is kewl to get a doctorate for playing and having fun.