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don't eat anything with a face [Jun. 14th, 2006|03:25 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
[music |georgie fame-get away]

cows and autistic people like to be mechanically squeezed?
how odd.
you'd think temple (great name) would be a vegetarian wouldn't you?
i guess that's autism for you.

"And we are all in for a fabulous evenings apocalypse!"

Meanwhile, Zaphod, Trillian, Arthur and Ford are asked by the waiter if they would like to be introduced to the "Dish of the day." In one of the best sketches of the series, we see the Ameglian Major Cow. This creature introduces himself by saying, "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I am the Dish of the Day. May I interest you in parts of my body?"

The whole idea of this scene makes you want to throw up as you laugh and was another classic example of the genius (or downright lunacy) of Douglas Adams.

Arthur and Trillian, with a slightly sick look on their face, raise an eyebrow and go, "HUH?!"

Zaphod gets right into the idea and wonders over to ‘meet the meat’. The Dish offers his shoulder and suggests that his rump is very good because he has been exercising and eating plenty of grain. Trillian begins to look a little grey as the Ameglian Major Cow further suggests a casserole of himself!

Arthur is disgusted! The though of eating an animal that has just conversed with him is revolting. He requests a green salad. The Cow then reaches over and places his chubby three-pronged hoof on Arthur's shoulder and attempts to change his mind, "May I urge you to try my liver, it must be very rich and tender by now, I have been force feeding it for months?"

Arthur, still disgusted asks, "Is there any reason why I shouldn’t have a green salad?"

The cow replies, "I know many vegetables who are very clear on that point sir, which was why it was decided to cut through that whole problem by breeding and animal that actually wanted to be eaten."

Zaphod is hungry and exclaims, "Hey listen, we wanna eat, we don’t want to make a meal of the issues! We’ll have four rare stakes and hurry please!"

The cow seems satisfied, "A very wise choice, I’ll just nip off and shoot myself." He glances over to Arthur and quips, "Don’t worry, I’ll be very humane."

Max returns to the stage and delivers an eloquent and equally cheesy narrative to the beginning of the end (of the universe that is). This is a very slick presentation delivered menacingly by the actor Colin Jeavons (who is a heavyweight actor deserving of significant recognition in my humble opinion). He builds the audience up with a rendition of the finality of what they are about to witness.

"….Believe me, ladies and gentlemen, there is nothing penultimate about this one, this one, ladies and gentlemen, is the proverbial IT! After this there is Void, Emptiness…… Oblivion, Absolute….. n o t h i n g…….. except of course for the sweet trolley and our fine selection of Alderbran liqueurs……."


[User Picture]From: fr0w
2006-06-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
i've found myself reminded of this many times.
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[User Picture]From: anna_phylaxis
2006-06-14 05:57 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... I'm not sure I see how being autistic would tie into being a vegetarian.

I am part of three generations diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, so I find the comment about that being autism for you a bit odd... not offended or trying to offend, just curious what you think of it. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2006-06-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
i sometimes think that if i went anywhere near a Doctor
i'd be diagnosed with borderline autism.
my social skills are pretty poor.

i guess that's how i see autism.
very specialised skills

'we're special.'
'yeah! special ed! (much cackling)

-josie and the pussycats
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