Anything's possible ... if it got popular enough MS would probably claim rights (better head for the hills slippery, while you still can
hmmmmm, ok, ok 'tale not tail'
And it was about a frog, why would a scorpion want to hitch a ride with a fox. What fox would be dum enough in the first place (grin)
-=- The Official Alsop version (more or less) -=-
There was this flood see, and a scorpion was sitting on the bank of a river, It dosen't matter which river. But he/she was looking at the dryer land on the other side, when a frog drifted by. Frogs sometimes do that. So the scorpion said 'Hey, frog, how about a lift across this damn river !' . The frog gave the scorpion one of those looks, similar to that which should be expressed to a MS rep whenever they start suggesting that there going to contribute to Linux or open standards ... <cough> for the good of the industry and all </cough>. And said 'But your a scorpion, if i put you on my back, you will just sting and kill me !'. 'Nooo i wont' said the scorpion
. 'If i did that, then i would drown in this river, and if i stay here i will drown when it overflows this bank !'
hmmmm, It made sense to the frog ... so, the frog agreed, and allowed the scorpion to get on his/her back. They got half way across the river and guess what !. The damn scorpion, arched its' tail (
) and speared the frog straight through the head. Frog blood splattered everywhere. And the frog gave out a piecing frog scream and sunk to the bottom of the river and was dead. Before it went under though, it managed to ask the scorpion, who was also sluttering in the river, why it just did such a brain dead thing like that. Doesn't it realise that seeing as it can't swim, it has cooked its' own goose in the process ! The scorpion just shrugged and said 'It's in my nature'.
A some what morbid and apathetic tale which can be counted with the one about the ferocious human eating lion, that wouldn't eat the slave that was thrown into the arena, in spite of being very hungry and it was lunch time, because the lion recognised the person as the one who removed a particularly nasty thawn out of his paw a few years back.
hmmmmm bah humbug, i hate conflicting tale morals. Who makes all this stuff up any way
Moral Piont Being: Bed with MS, and you will get sick and die.