Here's one old maxim that I could never understand:
Never beat a dead horse in the middle of a stream.
Have I put this wrong? I mean a bloated horse could float you a long ways but looks like to me that it would take you downstream and after awhile, become pretty raunchy.
I got two mixed?
I see. No use beating the dead horse because it won't even know if I'm drowning here or not or even care for that matter.