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Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Following the surprise success of Great Expectorations, 19th century Flemish novelist, Neti Pott Hawking-Spitz wrote a string of sequels, including Pickbeak Papers, David Hockerfield, Tale of Two Hankies, Mystery of Edwin Drool, Beak Hose, Nicholas Mucusby, and Master Humphry's Clog.

Some people consider these to be great literature, but IMHO, they're hack work.

* See 39D.

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