} Yes, ponds are often involved. In your case, unfortunately, so are
} Raw questions are first filtered through a series of coarse grates to
} remove any blatant references to woodchucks, the meaning of life, the
} color of the sky, coarse grovels, diapers, or condoms, so as to produce
} a 'sludge' of a finer consistency. The grates are kept clean by the
} Oracle's priests, who have to get shots before they can be permitted to
} touch the stuff, and often smell bad for days afterward.
} After the questions get through the initial grates, they are passed
} over a narrow trough at a carefully controlled speed. This stage
} removes the grit, like null questions, non-sequiturs, and MIMEs. From
} here, the questions enter large settling tanks where they are allowed
} to stew for several weeks. The denser material will collect at the
} bottom, where it can be scooped out and processed separately. The
} remaining material will be pumped off into secondary ponds, where it
} will be seeded with witticisms. Over time, the questions will be broken
} down in to a more fertile substance which can safely be handled.
} During the settling phase, some of the lighter material has to be
} skimmed off the top. The best way to deal with it is to let nature do
} its work and dump it into the local animal pen, where pigs, goats, and
} ducks can feed on and digest it. The result is a substance much richer
} in nutrients and far less toxic.
} You owe the Oracle a shovel.