Aug 18, 2009

Spoiler Alert- Daffy Yum- Jitterbug Perfume page 317

Big happenings in today's page. Alobar is going to dematerialize. They all are apportioned their shares of the profit for K23 perfume. All is forgiven.

In one of the little coincidences which I've grown accustomed to with Robbins, i just yesterday learned the French word, blague. And today Tom mentions that all this happens on the rue Quelle Blague. The word means 'joke' and the phrase means 'fiddlesticks'. :-)

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Aug 7, 2009

Your Opinion of B is for Beer?

Aubrey Winkler, the Literature columnist for the San Diego Examiner newspaper has written a column about B is for Beer. She invites readers to give their opinion about Tom's latest book. I rated it wonderful. Her past columns are interesting as well.

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Do Redheads Feel More Pain?

The New York times reports that "A growing body of research shows that people with red hair need larger doses of anesthesia and often are resistant to local pain blockers like Novocaine." They're sensitive, but perhaps they'd not like to stay that way. "Researchers believe redheads are more sensitive to pain because of a mutation in a gene that affects hair color." I guess the doctors don't read Tom Robbins, else they'd know that red-heads are from alien seed.

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