} Who says it is only humans? Consider the following mating ritual,
} recorded from one of my other planets:
} It was a cold night on Spraticon-Five. Spleeg Flumm wangled his florg
} around in a circle. The night was making him shriddy, and he was ready
} for action.
} And there she was. Spleeg instantly wrinkled his morf, thinking it
} made him look cool. It worked.
} "Hey, baby," said she, "shall we we find a flibbite?"
} Spleeg plebbled. This was going well. "What's your name, honey?" he
} "Fem! Fem In-In!" she answered gaily. She tossed three of her fackles
} back, and they reflected in the moonslight.
} The two maters joined glicks and walked off in search of their last
} part. And there fle was. "Look at flim!" exclaimed Spleeg. "Fle is
} "Yeah, fle is!" Fem hargled and mooeyed. She quoomed and blurked.
} She thought this would grab flis attention, and she was right! It did!
} The flibbite rockled up to them. "Well, hey hey! Aren't you a cute
} couple of medgies!"
} Fem and Spleeg purkied. This was ideal. They immediately put their
} fackles together and came up with a plan.
} Seventeen units later, Spleeg, Fem, and the Flibbite, Uhuhuhuh, were
} in Spleeg's dwelling. Spleeg was already so shriddy that he got right
} down to business.
} "Uhuhuhuh! Go over there! Fem! Take off your moooooo!" he ordered,
} with a crazed look in his ficks.
} Uhuhuhuh knew the routine. Fle went over behind the sofa and started
} gyrating in place. "OH, george HAR-rison! OH, george HAR-rison!"
} fle screamed rhythmically.
} Fem ripped off her moooooo and started meckelling coyly. "You *must*
} pay the rent! I *can't* pay the rent!"
} Spleeg ripped off his mork, proudly exposing his above-average feen.
} It was perfectly flat and gleaming, and had more surface area than
} Fem had ever seen before!
} "OH!" exclaimed Fem, and she dove towards him. Four of her fackles
} splatted against the feen before Spleeg grunted with satisfaction.
} "NOW, UHUHUHUH, NOW!" screamed Spleeg, as Fem started to turn black.
} Uhuhuhuh was all too ready to oblige. "OH, george HAR-rison!" fle
} screamed one last time before fle leapt up into the air. And then,
} all of a sudden, fle opened up like a mongoroose and enclosed the
} other two with his oopaloop!
} A look of ecstasy crossed Uhuhuhuh's fackles as the other two moved
} underneath flim. "OH, george HAR-rison!" fle screamed repeatedly as
} the shapes moved beneath flis oopaloop.
} The screams beneath flim increased in volume and intensity until
} finally, Fem exploded in a shattering "I'LL PAY THE RENT!!!" and
} a brownish goo leaked out from under Uhuhuhuh.
} Uhuhuhuh retracted off of Fem and Spleeg, went over to the sofa, and
} sat down. After a moment, Spleeg, weary and shaken, joined flim. And
} finally, Fem reformed out of the brown goo, carrying a smaller creature
} in her glicks. She went over to the sofa and shared her creation with
} the other two. They all skooed and fayed repeatedly over the small
} creature. Then they ate it and smoked cigarettes.
} The End.
} You owe the Oracle a new carpet.