people who abandon cats

Otter Perry ottertee at
Thu Dec 9 12:33:29 EST 2004

On Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at 01:26 PM, minnow at wrote:

> Mark wrote:
>> The explanation is that our former house was situated on a curve next 
>> to
>> a church, with a paved "pull-off" in front for a sort of parking lot.
>> This was a natural place for people to stop the car and throw out an
>> animal.  There is a special circle in Hell reserved for those 
>> people...
> There's a small section in Heinlein's *To Sail Beyond the Sunset* 
> which you
> might find satisfactory: the bit in which Maureen has been told she 
> has to
> murder in an appropriate and artistic manner someone who deserves it, 
> in
> order to survive and become a member of the group who've kidnapped her.
> She demands to kill someone who in addition to any crime against 
> humanity
> he may have committed also abandons kittens.
> I think the suggested scenerio there would be a good start for the 
> design
> of that circle of Hell.  It's near the beginning of Chapter 24.
> (It's a bit nasty, and may not appeal to those who feel that merely 
> being

The Death of the DiscWorld does not look kindly on those who are nasty
to cats.  It is one of his many appealing qualities.


- In theory, there is no difference between theory and
   practice.  In practice, there is.

                                                - Richard P. Feynman

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