} The answer to your question is like this: A man had three
} servants. The first servant came unto the man, and said, "The kingdom
} of heaven is like a mustard seed." Unto him, the master said, "You have
} spoken the truth, but you neglected to grovel." Thus it
} came to pass that the master <ZOT>ed the first servant.
} Then came unto the man the second servant, who said, "Render
} unto ceasar that which is ceasar's, oh great and powerful master."
} Unto him, the master said, "You, too, have spoken the truth, and your
} grovel you have not forsaken. Yet I beheld your grovel, and it was not
} clever, and therefore will I not answer unto you." And the servant
} went in peace.
} Then came unto the man the third servant, who said, "Oh,
} great and powerful master, whose servant's servant's servant's
} servant's servant's second cousin's servant I am not worthy to be, who
} speaks in parables so obtuse that _Finnegan's Wake_ is as an Aesop's
} fable, who can feed the whole world with a single loaf of bread and a
} sixpack of Jolt, tell me please: was Jesus's resurrection just a bit of
} And, verily, the master was pleased, and he said unto his
} servant, "You have spoken the truth, and your grovel have you not
} forsaken. I have beheld your grovel, and, behold, it was clever.
} Therefore will I answer unto you with a parable. The answer to your
} question is like this: A man had three servants. The first servant--"
} Alas, at that moment, the master was struck down with plague.
} And there was much wailing, and gnashing of teeth, but it availed not,
} and the servant never got a decent answer. C'est la vie.
} You owe the Oracle the Shroud of Turin, or a really warm scarf.