Re: CHAT: Sax Rohmer et al.
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 11, 2000, 14:25|
Padraic Brown wrote:
> Aye! I think he must have a Secret Index of the things, so that
> whenever someone asks about something, he can come up with just
> the right URL or oddball quotation.
Honest, guys&dolls, it's Alta Vista and nothing but, as far as the
web pages are concerned. It helps to be able to skim a page quickly
so I can hit the Next link.
The quotations are embedded in my cortex, but I usually use Alta Vista
here too, in order to "straighten" the wording. On occasion, I keep
my own wording, as in these favorites:
We call nothing profound that is not wittily expressed.
-- Northrop Frye, improved by John Cowan
"Take a letter: To Humadinger, Humadinger, Humadinger,
Humadinger, and Humadinger?"
"That's Humadinger, Humadinger, Humadinger, Humadinger,
"No, no! You left out one of the Humadingers --- *and he's
the most important one*!"
-- Groucho, improved by Thomas A. Cowan (my father)
> Yea though I tread through the Valley of Ignorance, the Cowan
> is with me; his Webpage and Quotation they comfort me; he leadeth
> me to Knowledge's Well...
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