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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Advice for Muslims on Cartoons

The proper response to unfunny cartoons is to quote the following from the SF writer R. A. Lafferty (in “About a Secret Crocodile”):

There is a secret society of only four persons that manufactures all the jokes of the world. One of these persons is unfunny and he is responsible for all the unfunny jokes.
Meanwhile, in possibly-related news):
In a new turn, a prominent Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri, invited artists to enter a Holocaust cartoon competition, saying it wanted to see if freedom of expression - the banner under which many Western publications reprinted the prophet drawings - also applied to Holocaust images.
This brings up a slightly different Lafferty quote (in “What Was the Name of That Town?”):
What is the superlative of “so what”?

Correction: The second Lafferty quote turned out to come from “All the People.”

1 Comments:

Blogger Francis W. Porretto said...

Why, Joseph! Are you one of those that preen the teeth of the monster?

Nice to be reminded of that fine old Lafferty story, after all these years. The snort, the grimace, the shrug...

Now if only we could have a few more tales of Epktistes, the Ktistec machine!

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