Wednesday, July 08, 2009

An inspirational feel good post

Sometime ago, I'd written a feel-good post on how our life are better than what we think it is.

Now, my favourite cartoonist Stephen Pastis has done a feel good post on his blog (which is a MUST READ) and I'd like to reproduce it here for the benefit of one and all


An Inspirational Feel-Good Post to Share With Any of Your Friends or Neighbors Who Could Really Use a Boost Today

July 7, 2009
I just read a book on Genghis Khan. I learned three things.

1) Genghis Khan’s warriors ate koumiss. Koumiss is fermented mare’s milk. Sometimes they would let it harden in the sun so they could snack on it later. Think of it as a poor man’s Frito.

2) When out of koumiss, these guys drank their own horse’s blood. Straight from the horse’s vein. Sometimes they’d let the blood harden like they did the koumiss, so they’d have two snacks later. Mongol warriors were just loaded with snacks.

3) When these warriors stepped out of line, their punishment was to be wrapped in huge woven rugs. That might sound okay, but consider this. They were then trampled by horses.

In all the other moments of their day, they were trying not to be killed in battle. And it was below freezing. And nobody bathed.

So if you are having a bad day today because the fax didn’t go through, or the Chevy wouldn’t start, look at the bright side:

You are not chomping on fermented mare’s milk.

1 comment:

Sidhusaaheb said...

It might be useful to mention here that Genghis Khan/Changez Khan has the world record for any man, to have begotten children from the largest number of women.

So, while the warriors ate fermented mare's milk and drank horses' blood, one can very well imagine what their boss was up to.