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Malabarista - now with added pony

I've just had a read-through - good Entry, I only changed a few minor typos and some punctuation...

You can find it here: A45377553

Before I return it, I'd like to add a note that The Salmon of Doubt includes a url of this site - it's what led many Researchers here!


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Danny B

Great idea - please do, then send it back when you're happy with it!

smiley - cheers


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Post 3

Malabarista - now with added pony

smiley - ok Will check the context tomorrow evening, when I'm back within reach of my bookshelf, and then return it smiley - smiley


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Danny B

If I remember rightly, there are a few newspaper columns by Douglas Adams in which he includes it. The one that springs to mind is his column on New Year celebrations, which ends with something like "Discuss your hangover cures at h2g2.com"


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Malabarista - now with added pony

Hmmm - it would be cool to add a link! Which newspaper might it be?


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Post 6

Danny B

The columns included in 'Salmon of Doubt' are from the 'Independent on Sunday'. The exact text from the one called 'Hangover Cures' is:

"So this is an appeal for good, effective methods of freshening up the brain on New Year's Day that don't involve actual cranial surgery. Hangover cures, please, therefore, to www.h2g2.com."
- 'The Independent on Sunday', December 1999

It's possible that this 'Talking Point' Entry - A103140 - is the direct result smiley - bigeyes

smiley - cheers


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Malabarista - now with added pony

Oooh smiley - bigeyes I must think about how to include that!


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Post 8

Malabarista - now with added pony

I've asked the Eds to confirm that this may have been a result... smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Malabarista - now with added pony

Aha! http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A235261


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Post 10

Danny B

Ah, yes - that's the article that's in 'Salmon of Doubt'

smiley - ok


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Post 11

Malabarista - now with added pony

smiley - ok I'm still working on wording the section. I'll tack it on to the end, but before the final quote. smiley - smiley


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Post 12

Malabarista - now with added pony

On the FP today! Congratulations. smiley - bubbly


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Post 13

Danny B

Thanks for your work on the Entry - definitely improved it smiley - ok


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Post 14

Malabarista - now with added pony

smiley - smiley Just adding a footnote, really. The hardest part was retrieving the copy of Salmon of Doubt, because I'd lent it out to a friend and couldn't remember which one!


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