Tuesday, June 7, 2011
One of the more insidious Perils faced by Stick Figures is also among the least well-known. Because it lurks within the inscrutable and insular heart of Stick Figure society itself.
That Peril? The complete and utter disregard for the health and well-being of other Stick Figures.
According to the latest research, the vast majority of Stick Figures -- an alarming 94.2%* -- will stand impassively by and watch vacantly as a fellow stick figure is fed screaming into the grinding, entrail-caked wheels of a moving train. They will not lift a finger to assist.
Even if they had fingers.
Which they do not.
Is it apathy? A lack of compassion? A psychological inability to empathize with another?
Or are they just jealously resentful of anyone in a swanky, red, business unitard?
We may never know.
* Studies show that, at any given moment, the remaining 5.8% are actually being fed under the wheels on the other side of the train.
Till next we meet ...