“As long as placental mammals rule the planet, marsupials are victims of oppression,” says Joey, and downs a nicotini. “Heeaghh,” he adds.
“Are you talking about interspecies classism again?” says Hexley. “I’m calling you a cab.”
“No, let him keep going,” giggles Quantis.
“Marxupials!” says Joey. “Proof by portmanteau! Please dump out this drink and whoever invented it. Can I have another?”
“You can’t acquire the means of production,” says Hexley gently, “without tools.”
“The war is coming,” insists Joey. “If you’re smart you’ll join me on the winning side!”
Then he goes out and gives a bunch of koalas chlamydia.