the moose's problem

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 19 20:18:44 UTC 2011

At 7/19/2011 10:55 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>I prefer the first of these versions, the one from the 1933 book
>cited by Garson.  Not only is the story better developed, but
>there's something intrinsically risible about a moose.  (Perhaps
>that's why Heinlein preferred "the moose's problem" to "the deer's
>problem" as well.)

And their antlers are broader.  And they're big and American, as
Jefferson observed when he sent one to Buffon.


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