Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just One More Bite . . .

Terrance Lindall

The Big Hominid, aka Kevin Kim, inspired by my novella, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer (order here), is about to go on a diet and has come up with a hella good idea to mark the end of his gluttony:
[L]ike Dr. Hodges's main character in his The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, who wants one last drink before going on the wagon, I want one last, carb-filled hurrah before I shun carbs for the long term.
You see just how excellent this counter-gluttonous gluttony is as an idea! Why, one could develop a story around the concept! Which reminds me, concerning Mr. Faland Em:
Be wary of contracts with Mr. Em . . .
I left that message on Kevin's blog entry, and he replied with a stunner:
One anagram for "Faland Em" is "A damn elf."
Astounded, I managed to respond:
Oh my god! You've cracked the code!
How did he manage to figure it out? An elf that is 'fallen' -- i.e., damned -- becomes a goblin, as we know from The Lord of the Rings, and the figure "Death" is called a "goblin" in Milton's Paradise Lost 2.688, and since Mr. Em is implicitly associated with "Death" in my story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, then he is (so to speak), "a damn elf"!

But can Kevin Kim consistently crack codes? Time shall anagrammatically tell . . .

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At 4:17 AM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Careful, now: "la bite" is French for "the dick."

At 4:34 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

You mean Dick Van Dyke? We all know what his original name was . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you mention DVD. He is being honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's SAG. One side note...DVD's brother, Jerry Van Dyke, lives in Fort Smith, AR.


At 4:51 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Didn't Jerry also appear on The Dick van Dyke Show? As a drummer burdened with extreme shyness?

Jeffery Hodges

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At 5:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, he did appear on the Dick Van Dyke show, but his bio says it was as a banjo player. He is better known as the inept assistant coach Luther Van Dam on the series "Coach" from 1989 - 1997.


At 5:17 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The bio must be right. Van Dam, eh? These guys were just burdened with profane names!

Jeffery Hodges

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