A Figure / Ground Problem
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 97 12:26:31 -0800
Subject: A Figure / Ground Problem
Forwarded-by: Philippe Reid
Three guys found themselves in Hell: Bob, Dave, and Neil. A little confused
at their present situation, they were startled to see a door in the wall
open, and behind the door was perhaps the ugliest woman they had ever seen.
She was 3'4" tall, dirty, and you could smell her even over the Brimstone.
The voice of the Devil was heard, "Bob, you have sinned! You are condemned
to spend the rest of eternity in bed with this woman!" And Bob was whisked
through the door by a group of lesser demons to his torment.
This understandably shook up the other two, and so they both jumped when a
second door opened, and they saw an even more horrifying woman. She was
over 7' tall, monstrous, covered in thick black hair, and flies circled her.
The voice of the Devil was heard, "Dave, you have sinned! You are condemned
to spend the rest of eternity in bed with this woman!" And Dave, like Bob,
was whisked off.
Neil, now alone and fearing the worst, felt as if time were slowing to a
stop as the third door inched open. He strained to see the figure of ...
Delighted, Neil jumped up, taking in the sight of this beautiful woman,
barely dressed in a skimpy bikini. Then he heard the voice of the Devil
"Cindy, you have sinned ... "
© 1997 Peter Langston