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Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 13:28:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: (urth) Lupine Humor: A Challenge
From: "Jason Voegele" 

> Now and again in reading (and more often in rereading) texts Lupine, I
> find  the literary equivalent of an Easter egg in software, a joke (along 
> the lines of Zelazny's infamous Shan-hitting fit, but far more subtle):
> something that you only realize is a joke if you squint at it from the
> correct angle.
> Presumably, most of you have seen some of these also. I'd like to
> challenge as many of you as possible to post your favorite example. 

I don't know if it's intended as a joke, but one of my favorite 
such "squinty" moments is in ON BLUE'S WATERS when Horn tells us that there 
was rumored to be a third book written about Silk (apart from Horn and 
Nettle's book and the book written by Scleroderma).  He tells us it was 
written by a man in Urbasecundus.

Urbasecundus, of course, meaning "Second City".  Do you know anybody who's 
written a book about Silk and that hails from Chicago, which is also called 
the "Second City"?

I'm also fond of the dig at Hartwell (I think?) at the end of EXODUS FROM 
THE LONG SUN...the reference to "Starcrosser's Landfall".

Jason Voegele


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