Friday, May 26, 2006

Book Expo Lesson #1: THE EPILOGUE

An exhausted Kitty pulls up in the cab to the Hotel Helix in Washington, D.C. The Mathematician greets her on the sidewalk. What is the first thing she say to him about the show?

ME: Goddamn, publishing is a homely industry!
MATHEMATICIAN: Oh yeah? You've never been to an engineering convention. I'm talking tapered jeans with no sense of irony, pleated pants practically up to the neck, and obviously free golf shirts with "intel" logos galore. Total nerd-gasm.
ME: Touche.

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