...A little boy asked the senior mahout what became of saddle elephants who rolled on their passengers, crushing the fancy carrier and riders alike.
"Why, we have to put them to death, kid. It's very sad."
The lad wanted to know what happened next -- would the elephant be reborn as something repulsive, or be punished in the afterlife? He had a guess about it, he told the mahout, who replied.... (Wait for it, wait for it....)
"Howdah hell, did you guess?"
Thank you, thank you -- try the veal. Or the elephant!
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
7 hours ago