Until an unfortunate axe incident, Gloria had been captain of the school basketball team.
The man gave a shrug which indicated that, although the world did indeed have many problems, this was one of them that was not his.
"Scum," said Crash, his voice low with resigned menace, "you've bought a leopard, haven't you?"
"Of course, just because we've heard a spine-chilling, blood-curdling scream of the sort to make your very marrow freeze in your bones doesn't automatically mean there's anything wrong."
It is said that whosoever the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. In fact, whosoever the gods wish to destroy, they first hand the equivalent of a stick with a fizzing fuse and Acme Dynamite Company written on the side. It's more interesting, and doesn't take so long.
The question seldom addressed is where Medusa had snakes. Underarm hair is an even more embarassing problem when it keeps biting the top of the deodorant bottle.
People came to Ankh-Morpork to seek their fortune. Unfortunately, other people sought it too.
The class was learning about some revolt in which some peasants had wanted to stop being peasants and, since the nobles had won, had stopped being peasants really quickly.
The hippo of recollection stirred in the muddy waters of the mind.
SNH, SNH, SNH.
Smoke was coming out of the stricken piano. The Librarian's hands were walking through the keys like Casanunda in a nunnery.
They looked at one another in incomprehension, two minds driving opposite ways up a narrow street and waiting for the other man to reverse first.
The students were staring at her in the manner of those who have heard of the species 'female' but have never expected to get this close to one.
"I'm mean and turf and I'm mean and turf and I'm mean
and turf and I'm mean and turf,
And me an' my friends can walk towards you with our
hats on backwards in a menacing way,
The Patrician was a pragmatist. He never tried to fix things that worked. Things that didn't work, however, got broken.
There was a roar like the scream of a camel who has just seen two bricks.
"Yes," said the skull. "Quit while you're a head, that's what I say."
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