In my native language they say:
A L' E' INUTIL INSEGNA' AL MUS, SI PIART TIMP E IN PLUI SI INFASTIDIS LA BESTIE!!
(translated) There is no gain in teaching the donkey, you waste your time and annoy the beast
Julian, since you were nominated for Graphic God/Goddess, I'd like to ask you to submit a "Siberian Siren TWAT Awards" banner that will possibly serve as the header of the thread once the winners are announced. Please PM me your submission if you are interested.
I know your thread is closed, but maybe you still have a little time.