I probably shouldn't be forwarding this here, but I thought it might
tickle a few funnybones... It was forwarded to alt.humour.best.of.usenet
for obvious reasons. :)
PS. So that I'm saying something real with this post, has anyone else
been having a problem with requests to the wikipedia timing right out? I
keep getting 'zero sized replies' after much sitting staring at a blank
screen. It's annoying...
[Submitter's note: The folks in misc.writing are not nice to people who
ask for help with home work. I especially liked the last line. . . .]
Subject: Re: grain shortage
From: billo(a)saltmine.radix.net (Bill Oliver)
In article <3d8c5406.0203270016.11105efa(a)posting.google.com>om>,
Jhon <ahmad1403(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
I've some questions and I want answers for my questions,please.
These are the questions:
1. What is the overall situation of the world grain?
Not too bad. Thanks for asking.
Not many people recognize that most of the world's food needs are met
by a single large grain of rice called "The World Grain" (TWG), also
known historically as "Twiggy."
The existence of The World Grain has been known for millenia, of
course. Plato noted that all things in the world come from single
World Objects in his famous "Shadows in a Cave" speech before the Hasty
Pudding Club in 1032 BC. A best-selling expose of this was more
recently written by Henry Beard and Ron Barrett called "The Way Things
Really Work And How They Actually Happen."
In this book, Beard and Barrett expose one of the greatest secrets of
America -- that there is only one Chinese Restaurant in the world (The
World Chinese Restaurant (TWCR) ). There is a vast web of pipes that
attaches TWCR to all of the other Chinesse restaurants that we eat
at. The Chinese Take Out of the entire world is fed through these pipes.
The Chinese restaurant you probably order from is not real. Oh sure,
you can sit down and eat there, or you can order take out. But it's
not really real. It's just a place with wait staff where you go and
pay for prepared food to eat on the premises or take away. But
it's not a *restaurant* restaurant. It's a little like
And, of course, there is The World Computer (TWC) which is in Redmond,
California. I can't really write about that, else the it will take
back my share of the world electron.
The World Grain is, of course, the single grain from which all
other grain comes. It is generally mined. The chips are then
colored or milled and sold as corn, rice, or SUVs.
The World Grain was first discovered by the early American Indians.
The early Indians were mostly ranchers and hunters, though, and they
were not particularly interested in a rock-hard lump of starch the size
of a mountain. There were plenty of buffalo around at the time,
anyway, so they sold it to the early European settlers for a Timeshare
in Cornwall and season tickets to the St Endellion Festival Chorus.
Unfortunately, they had attempted this without an agent, and found
that they had overlooked the need for transportation. The famous
artist Max Factor painted a scene where the settlers told the
Delaware Indians that they could get tickets to Cornwall the
day Louisiana elects an honest governor. This painting, called
"Washington Crossing the Delaware" shows a number of Delaware
Indians scratching their heads in furious thought. This habit
of scratching the head when trying to find passage is the origin
of our phrase "scalping for tickets."
The World Grain was then taken to Plymouth, where it was known
as the Plymouth Rock. At first, attempts to mine the TWG were
unsuccessful because of the hard shell covering the grain. There
was a group of people who wanted to soak the world grain in the
ocean to soften it up (so-called "hard shell baptists" because
they wanted to "baptise" the grain). The grain was placed in the
ocean, but quickly started to expand well beyond what the settlers
wanted. The World Grain started creeping across the continental
shelf. People started building beach houses on it. The water
near Boston turned even more icky than normal, though while
looking out over the harbor Sting was moved to write those
stirring words to our National Anthem about "amber waves
Clearly, something had to be done. The world grain had
to be removed. However, the folk in Massachusetts had
also developed an impressive tourist trade based on this
expanding behemoth, slowly becoming The World Pasta. So, they
took out the world grain and put in a big stone. The tourists,
while easily deceived as all tourists are, were still a bit
disappointed. To this day, tourists go there, look at Plymouth
Rock, and say "What? This is what we drove 6 hours for?"
The world grain was then bought by a railroad tycoon and moved
to Ohio, where it was mined successfully for years. Since
the world grain was in Ohio, and Mann's Chinese Theater (and
restaurant) was in California, the transcontinental railroad
was built. Trainloads of freshly-mined grain chips went across
the nation and feeding the world.
Eventually a Democrat was elected President, and the government
took the world grain away from the citizens in order to better
serve them. The government set up an efficient mining and
food distribution system which we call "The Great Depression."
Millions of people were starving and went to Washington to
demand action. Always responsive, the government created a
diversity committee to better help people adjust.
More recently, modern technology has allowed even the government
to mine the world grain efficiently. In an effort to feed
America's poor, the government called in the INS to distribute
food to the needy inner cities of America. The INS always
serious about its job, immediately set about dropping tons of
food from airplanes into random uninhabited parts of Afghanistan.
2. How does water effect on the production of grain?
It helps a lot.
3. How much of the grain product is used to feed people
and how much
is used to feed animals?
Most of it. A small amount is used to make ethanol for liberals
who want expensive gas and for Senators from the Midwest who want
4. How much of world hunger caused by grain shortage?
None. Most hunger is caused by not eating.
Nope this helps!
Karen AKA Kajikit
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