Sunday, October 19, 2008

Humor: The roots of nuclear war

"I've heard our ancestors were once apes... Then how did they turn into humans?"

"Nuclear war changes species. So I think when the apes became highly developed, they started disliking their ape-faces. So to change the species, they started a nuclear war. That changed their species, & they turned into humans."

"... I guess this is the reason there is so much preparation for nuclear war now-a-days. Because man has started disliking his face, & he wants to become something else."

- Taboot (novel) by Zeashan Zaidi. Translated by me from original Hindi text of Episode 14 of its currently-being-serialized web version.