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Best puns and allusions
Posted by: Anonymous User (
Date: October 16, 2004 10:26PM

Just finished LIAGB. Sad it had to end.

Best pun, of course: outlandish.
Runner-up: over half of the character names.

Best allusion: "That's quite a catch." "It's the second best there is."

Best bibliophile's joke: "This is preposterous." "No, this is Kafka."

CANNOT WAIT to start WOLP. (Monday)


Just who is responsible for the similarity between "American" and "a merkin?"

Re: Best puns and allusions
Posted by: boffin (
Date: October 17, 2004 09:34PM

Not me, honest.

Re: Best puns and allusions
Posted by: Anonymous User (
Date: November 04, 2004 01:53PM

To me, the most obscure pun or allusion is the number of the trial.
The number is : 142857

Perhaps I'm overanalyzing (what, in this book?), but
the inverse of 7 is 0.142857 142857 142857... and so on.

I think running in circles fits rather well in such a book.
Okay. My login says it all. Perhaps I'm overanalyzing.

Then again, maybe not...

Re: Best puns and allusions
Posted by: MartinB (
Date: May 11, 2005 06:57PM

Math freak is one thing but this....

And it should be Maths... :D

How would Jasper explain this one?

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Re: Best puns and allusions
Posted by: Anonymous User (71.239.157.---)
Date: July 13, 2007 10:30PM

they used a dyson
for the seb capture they used a dual cyclone (so on and so forth) a dyson dear pity i didn't know whether to laugh or throw the book at the wall (i laughed!)

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