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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
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 

I presume you all know what Marble actually said about Rose...



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