Thursday, August 25, 2011
Of course, it's quite interesting work, getting hold of lumps of coal all day. It's quite interesting. You see, God blew all the trees down. He didn't just say let's have some coal as he could have done. He had all the right contacts. No, he got this great wind going, you see, and blew down all the trees, then after a period of three million years, he changed it to coal so that it wasn't noticeable to the average passer-by.
It was all part of the scheme but people did not see it that way. People under the tree did not say "Hurrah! Coal in three million years!"
Instead, they tended to exclaim, "Oh dear, trees falling on us. That's the last thing we want." And it was often the last thing they got.- Peter Cook