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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
Feb 21, 2012


News Item:  Labeled a rutting chimpanzee by one of his victims, former IMF
Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned now by police over dealings
with a high class prostitution ring in the northern French city of Lille.  He is in
lock-up, and can be held there for questioning until Thursday.

Me, a rutting chimpanzee?  Scare bleu!  What profanity!  I am gentle as a
lamb.  They call me Rambeau.  No, not Rambo.  Rambeau!  I can't help it if the
female of the species love me.  And what is a little gift now and again but an
expression of love.  Love!  What a word ... I live by it.  I have so much to give
... my wife overflows ... I have to go elsewhere.

Ask my friend Burlesquepony.  He has the same problem.  A little gift and
they want to put you in jail.  I think I will go back into the wild where the air is
clean, the grass is green, and I can chase 'em up the trees and down again.  
And you-know-what is really free.

Burlesquepony wants to join a circus.  He has been practicing for many
years, after all.  Not for me -- too confining, too few companions.  Lille,
Marselle, Toulouse ... they are all waiting.  And then there is Paris ... London
... New York -- no not New York.  What narrow-minded puritans -- all that fuss
over a little rumpus.

Not much will happen in Lille either.  This is France, my friend.  I'll be on my
way soon to other hunting grounds.  The English chase the fox; I chase the