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He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby chrisboote » Mon Feb 15, 2016 09:36 am

I just reread something in TCOM
Once .. for a bet, ... Rincewind had slipped into the little room off the main library, the room with walls covered in protective lead pentagrams, the room no one was allowed to occupy for more than four minutes and thirty-two seconds

Just after reading up on some Jonathan Cage
What's Cage's most (only?) well know work?
4'33" - Four minutes and 33 seconds
Thirty three frickin' years on, I can still find new jokes
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby phalarope » Mon Feb 15, 2016 01:11 pm

The very exemplar of subtlety. 8) Excellent excavation, Chris. :thumbl:
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Feb 15, 2016 03:39 pm

I remember wondering about that a couple of times when re-reading TCOM, but never put 2 and 2 together! Well done Mr Boote and the irreplaceable genius of Sir Terry Pratchett :thumbl:
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby Stew d'Apples » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:03 pm

It's not on the annotated pratchett file. you should add it.
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby DavidAHarvey » Wed Feb 17, 2016 02:41 am

Thank you Chris :D
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby Pat » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:09 am

Stew d'Apples wrote:It's not on the annotated pratchett file. you should add it.
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby chrisboote » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:37 am

Pat wrote:
Stew d'Apples wrote:It's not on the annotated pratchett file. you should add it.
<notvolunteering>It's about time the afp got reinvigorated.</notvolunteering>

I would do it, but it's not mine to update
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Re: He was a sly, clever old bastard, wasn't he :)

Postby Stew d'Apples » Wed Feb 17, 2016 08:43 pm

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