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  • ENOHUMOR (Score:4, Insightful)

    by jjohn (22) on 2004.01.27 8:41 (#27778) Homepage Journal
    Don't sweat it, Dave. History is littered with otherwise bright people who lack a funny bone. Irony can be difficult to project through the written word. Just look at the mess Salman Rushdie got into with Satanic Verses. Or what happened to Voltaire []:
    « In 1814 a group of "ultras" (right-wing religious) stole Voltaire's remains and dumped them in a garbage heap. No one was the wiser for some 50 years. His enormous sarcophagus (opposite Rousseau's) was checked and the remains were gone. (see Orieux, Voltaire, vol. 2 pp. 382-4.) His heart, however, had been removed from his body, and now lays in the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris. His brain was also removed, but after a series of passings-on over 100 years, disappeared after an auction.»

    So at least you've got something to look forward to. *wink*