The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out
comes to us from one of those Greek myths about a vindictive Zeus. Of course, in this case Zeus did the right thing. I mean what a rotten guy Tantalus was to cook up his own son for his dinner guests. When Zeus got wind of that, he put old Tantalus into a lake and made it so that he could never drink from it or eat the fruit that hung from a tree branch just overhead. To be forever thirsty and forever hungry was the fate of Tantalus.