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Did You Know?

Russell Hoban (Riddley Walker author)’s son Wieland is one year younger than me, is a composer famous in his own right (though I suspect he writes music which is hard to listen to), and has written an article about phone ringtones which references that goddamn Theodor Adorno piece about jazz which makes everyone hate Adorno?

Or did you know that the Muppet special Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas was also based on a book by Hoban?

You didn’t know, but Wikipedia did. Yay Wikipedia!

Also: How many degrees of separation between Russell Hoban and Espen Aarseth on Wikipedia? Two counting the Riddley Walker page, but there’s no indication Aarseth is aware of the novel. I wonder who’s aware of both Riddley Walker and Espen Aarseth? I can’t figure it out from the Wikipedia history page.

Why did this suddenly come up? I’m not far from Canterbury, that’s why.

And now, back to something that was doubtless less obscure to you than this blog post. (Go ahead. No, really.)


  1. Mommy wrote:

    In Cambry, then? And hows the Ardship?

    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 7:00 pm | Permalink
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    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  3. admin wrote:

    Update: I have edited out the reference to ergodic literature on wikipedia after talking with Julian Kucklich, as I think it was sort of misguided. I HAVE TOTALLY ALTERED THE FABRIC OF THE FACTIVERSE

    Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

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