Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on on hearing this; but all he said was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"...
"Have you guessed the riddle yet?" the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
"No, I give it up," Alice replied. "What's the answer?"
"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.
** Alice in Wonderland

RUKH: Okay, Schmendrick, I give up. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
**The Last Unicorn

CAT: Avast!  Hark ye closely, mum.  When the wine drinks itself, when the 
skull speaks, when the clock strikes the right time.  Only then will you 
find the tunnel that leads to the Red Bull's lair, har har.  There be a trick 
to it, of course.
(He slithers out of Molly's hands and lands on his feet.)
MOLLY GRUE: Why won't you help me?  Why must you always speak in 
CAT: Because I be what I be.  I would tell you what you want to know if I 
could, mum, but I be a cat, and no cat anywhere ever gave anyone a 
straight answer, har har. (Lifts up his eye patch to reveal a perfectly good
**The Last Unicorn