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December 19, 2005

Zippy Explains It All

You may be unsurprised to hear that I enjoy the comic strip "Zippy the Pinhead", even though it makes no sense most of the time. Zippy helpfully took some time out from his usual barrage of non sequiturs to try to explain what was going on, a story arc that I much enjoyed:

I'm not usually as random as Zippy, and I'm obsessed with third of a yard eBay auctions and Amazon.com data mining instead of giant roadside figures (well, I occasionally think about GRFs), but I do like to throw in obscure references in my writing. In these days of RSS feeds it is best to have nice informative titles for your posts, but I can't resist titles that harken back to obscure J-Pop songs, Bill James Baseball Abstract, or old science fiction. For those PSMCM-o-philes seeking further enlightenment, the reading list would include, at a minimum, the "Demon Princes" books by Jack Vance, Snarfquest by Larry Elmore, the collected "Pogo" by Walt Kelly, Ball Four by Jim Bouton, "Watchmen" by Alan Moore, and Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder. If you figure it all out, maybe you can explain it to me.

Posted by AdamBa at December 19, 2005 09:30 PM

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