Yes, okay, this one’s just silly. I apologize. Like I say at the end, I got this little “Mad Libs”-type self-esteem booklet at work, from some printer offering its services to Viz, and decided to solicit entries from the Narbonic mailing list.
Some weeks I was really desperate for Sunday material.
“Octarine” is a Discworld ref, of course. Dr. Vivisectus is a character from the webcomic Man-Man who actually appeared in Narbonic much later on.
Wow, I have geeky readers.
Learning new words? (In this case three, maybe, new words.) This is what kids are supposed to base their self-esteem on? I guess vocabulary is important, but I feel like the bar is set low.
We weren’t going to get through this thing without somebody using the word “defenestrate.”
Yes, somebody’s two favorite books were Pale Fire and Harriet the Spy. Don’t ask me, I just run the place.