RE: [Fwd: Writing Humor]

Subject: RE: [Fwd: Writing Humor]
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 14:12:09 -0400

This does not jive with what I find on hte SJSU web site Can someone:

1) Explain why this list is different . . . certainly, it is funny,
2) Tell me whether the quotes comf from actual published fiction, or whether
the quotes are made up only for the contest.
3) Is anyone putting such humor in their tech docs or are we still limiting
ourselves to Easter-eggish hidden hyperlinks in PDFs and online help?


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy Harris [SMTP:sandy -at- storm -dot- ca]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Writing Humor

These are the 10 winners of this year's Bulwar Lytton
contest (run by the English Dept of San Jose State U),
wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel.

(my fave is of course, the winner...)

10) "As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were
ever to break wind in the echo chamber he would never hear
the end of it."

9) "Just beyond the Narrows the river widens."

8) <snip>

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