It must be sad to be a clever sheep
by, 08-04-2010 at 05:05 PM (348 Views)
The common understanding of sheep is that they are passive and dumb. Certainly the sheep in the Looney Tunes cartoons fit this description, allowing themselves to be dragged off, still chewing, by whatever wolf happens to come by. Sure, the sheep dog protects them by beating up Wiley Coyote, but really, is that a way to live?
But what would happen if you were just smart enough to notice this but not to make a better plan?
In Monty Python's Flying Circus, a clever sheep leads his peers on a quest to become birds. The other sheep, following their leader, as sheep are wont to do, climb trees, build nests and try to teach the lambs how to fly by pushing them out into little wooly heaps on the ground.
Hopefully not too many of them break any bones.
It must be sad to be a clever sheep, really, because being clever for a sheep isn't very much. It's just enough to make you try to live in a tree and fly without wings, which must kind of suck. And really, unlike the passive following sheep, you wouldn't be very happy or even mindlessly content.
Maybe it would be better to get carried off by Wiley Coyote...