Lee was: the Supplicant ?
Answered on: 13 Apr 2005
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was: > Great and wondrous Oracle, whose toenail clippings I would gladly > ingest to obtain enlightenment, please answer my question. How much > seer could a seersucker suck if a seersucker did suck seer? (Or is > that too personal?)
And in response, thus spake the Oracle: } Generally, the Oracle frowns upon those queries even remotely } resembling the Forbidden Question, but as I've just had a rather } delicious slice of strawberry cheesecake and am in an unusually } benevolent mood, I'll let this one pass. } } The answer to your question (which doesn't make very much sense, } incidentally, not that that matters to the omniscient Oracle, to } whom sense is not so much a rule as a guideline, or even a mere } suggestion, and who can answer even the most nonsensical of } inquiries accurately to within a millionth of a percentage point, } and who is capable of responding to the most straightforward query } with a reply so preposterous as to be visible from the surface of } the moon, unlike the Great Wall of China) is about one eighth of the } surface area. } } I hope that satisfies your curiosity, and in future, steer clear of } questions taking the form "how much X would an X-Yer Y if an X-Yer } could X Y", unless you enjoy answers of the form "****Z****", where } Z = "ZOT!". } } You owe the Oracle a toothless budgerigar.
Notes: I was still relatively new to the Internet Oracle when I first wrote this. I thought I was so clever. Then I read Oracularity #338-04. You'll be glad to know I've now sworn off such things. However, before I did so, I had asked it twice. The other response was:
} I'll seer your sucker and raise you.
which I've since learned is a form of a tired, old response on rec.humor.oracle.d.