From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Lupine Humor: A Challenge Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 08:56:03 -0700 In among all the serious discussion, I'd like to toss out something fun. 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. None of these have made me faint, but I do not claim to be a strong man. 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. (In honesty, I'd like to collect them and cobble together an article on Wolfe's odd sense of humor.) To roll the ball, the following is my own personal favorite. It comes from NIGHTSIDE THE LONG SUN (p.120 of the original h/c edition), as Silk is looking down from the roof of Blood's house, before his first meeting with Mucor: ...the talus rolled into view. He froze until it had passed. There was a chance, of course, that it had concealed, upward- or rearward-directed eyes; Maytera Marble had once mentioned such features in connection with Maytera Rose. But that, too, seemed less than probable. I presume you all know what Marble actually said about Rose... --Blattid --