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    Re: Cocked hats, again.
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Mar 19, 14:09 +1100

    Bill wrote:
    As this thread continues on ad infinitum, please keep in mind the following:
    "I used to be into necrophilia and bestiality....but then I realized I was
    just beating a dead horse.--The Cellar Restaurant, VA

     
    Hey Bill

    We once had a Governor General (Head of State under our constitution) who, as a young police constable stationed in the bush, was called upon to deliver a horse to court. In those days people of the bush still used horses a lot. Much later on as GG this worthy bred racehorses as a hobby on his private land-holding (you would call it a ranch, I guess).

    It was really a rather sad case of some unfortunate bloke who had been charged with an act of bestiality with said horse. Why the powers that were wanted the horse at court is far from clear - did they imagine that it was going to give evidence? Whatever, it took three days for the constable to deliver it: riding it occasionally, walking it mostly, and camping beside it each night.

    When years later he would tell this story he would say that the part he never could understand about this case was just what the man saw in the horse - according to the GG it was a rather miserable splay-backed and altogether unattractive creature, as horses go ...

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