From: "Nigel Price"
Subject: (urth) Even Homer nods twice Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 00:37:03 -0000 Way back on Tuesday 17 June 1997, Kevin McGuire asked on the Whorl list: >>On a more frivolous note - is there any >>connection between Typhon/Piaton and that >>episode of the Simpsons where Mr. Burns >>head is grafted onto Homer's body? >>"But Homer, tomorrow we are meeting with >>Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands" As far as I can see, no one ever answered that question, but I finally got to see that episode of "The Simpsons" on BBC2 this evening and I would say definitely, yes! That really does look like a Gene Wolfe homage. A bizarre one, it's true, but an homage none the less. Nigel --