Re: [Fwd: Re: Most 200{0,1} prescient SciFi author?]

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 20:06:37 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 05:33 PM 3/01/01 -0800, Hal wrote:
> >Of course there was also the Monty Python skit about a joke so funny
> >you would die of laughter if you ever heard it...
> Who told it?

That's kinda the point of the skit. The original writer died upon
writing it down and reading it back to himself. Another body or so
later, the police thought it was a suicide note. Et cetera...

There's many variations on the theme (I even wrote one myself once,
though I doubt many on this list would appreciate it given its
context); the Monty Python one is probably the most well-known.

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