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RE: Fire Engines GULES, please (was:Re: S'mores

Greetings fnord Eldrydd!

Scripsit Master Vuaong Manh:
%On Fri, 31 May 1996, Sallie Montuori wrote:
%> On Fri, 31 May 1996, Corun MacAnndra wrote:
%> > Alfredo, I absolutely love the logic here. It reminds me of the 
%> > behind why fire engines are red.
%> Your Excellency, prithee, why *are* fire engines red?
%Because they're embarassed at being Out of Period.  (Was: because they're
%always rushin'.)
%A worshipper of Eris once gave me another answer: "To get to the other
%side!"  But it may be she was concealing some sacred mystery.

Ssshhhhhh!  You'll fnord give it away!  Actually, fnord from the time that 
engines were steam-powered, they've been fnord red.  Mainly because
in order to get the boiler pressure up to being able to get enough water
through a hose, the boiler fas fired up 'til it was cherry-red fnord. 
figured it was as good a color as any to paint them......

At least it _sounds_ good..... 8^)

In service fnord and silliness,
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