[rescue] quite OT: source for this quote ???
kopel at vex.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:51 CST 2003
A number of sites attribute it to Matt Groening. It sounds like something
he would say.
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips
over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come." -- Matt
Groening. A slight rewording of this quote is attributed to Nietzche all
over the web, but it was pointed out to me that Nietzche could not have
said this. I followed through with some research, and sure enough,
Nietzche died in 1900, and the first official snowmobile was invented by
Joseph-Armond Bombadier in 1935, and this was a 12 person vehicle. 1 and
2 person recreational snowmobiles, capable of racing across a frozen
tundra, weren't around until the late 1950s. So, Matt can have his quote
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 17:41:39 -0500
> From: Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 <patrick at zill.net>
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] quite OT: source for this quote ???
> I ask the combined knowledge of the list for the true source of this
> "Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it
> flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
> It has been ascribe to Nietsche, but I don't think that is valid -
> snowmobiles would not have been invented yet.
> ...last night, the ice weasels came...
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