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    WOSSNAME - DECEMBER 2000 - continued - Part 2 of 3 3) BOOKS FREEBIE - THE TRUTH AcornMedia is giving away copies of The Truth (while supplies last) when you
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      WOSSNAME - DECEMBER 2000 - continued - Part 2 of 3

      3) BOOKS

      FREEBIE - "THE TRUTH"

      AcornMedia is giving away copies of The Truth
      (while supplies last) when you purchase the
      Wyrd Sisters video from their web site:
      http://www.acornmedia.com

      This is the only company in the US doing Terry
      Pratchett videos that will run on American VCR's.
      (The ones produced in England will not work.)

      REVIEW

      THE SCIENCE OF DISCWORLD

      It's not much of a Pratchett related post, but its the only one I've
      got...

      Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart are the two scientists who provided the
      science parts of "The Science of Discworld". Both Stewart and Cohen
      are extremely readable science-writers, with a number of books under
      their belts. One of the books they have written together is "The
      Collapse of Chaos", about the mathematics of Chaos Theory and complex
      systems.

      Penguin Books have recently released a number of science books on
      special at $9.95 (Australia -- by comparison, the typical new-release
      science book in paper back might sell for between $18 and $35). One of
      these is Stewart and Cohen's "The Collapse of Chaos".

      And, prominent on the cover (some might even say, more prominent than
      the authors) is a dedication by Terry Pratchett. "I was pleased to
      learn," he writes, "that most of the things I thought I knew were
      wrong."

      (The other books in the series are "The Fifth Miracle" by Paul Davies,
      "The Case of the Missing Neutrinos" by John Gribbon, "The Language
      Instinct" by Steven Pinker, "The Red Queen" by Matt Ridley, "Innumeracy"
      by John Allen Paulos, "The Meaning of It All" by Richard Feynman, and
      "The Blind Watchmaker" by Richard Dawkins. I can personally recommend
      "The Language Instinct", "The Red Queen" and "The Blind Watchmaker", if
      anyone cares.)

      -- Steven D'Aprano
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      4)HEDGEHOGS

      ANOTHER  REPORT FROM THE KFL SPANISH SECTION:

      La Canción del Puercoespín (Parte 2)

      La Canción del Puercoespín original (disponible en lspace.org) se
      ha ido haciendo eterna a lo largo de los años, con las aportaciones
      de más y más fans. Para esta segunda parte hemos seleccionado los
      fragmentos que más interesantes nos han parecido por su valor hu-
      manístico y filosófico. Como la vez anterior, la traducción no
      rima. Quien quiera rimar los fragmentos, ya sabe...

      For prosimian fun, you can bugger a lemur
      To bolster your name as a pervert and schemer
      The lemurs cry "Frink!" as a coy mating call
      But the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

      Para diversión pro-simiesca, puedes follar un lemur
      E impulsar tu nombre como pervertido maquinador
      Los lemures gritan "¡Frink!" como reclamo de apareamiento
      Pero al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      A sheep that's named 'Flossy' is warm you shall see,
      You can try with a wasp, you can try with a bee.
      You can hump with the dog that sleeps in the hall,
      But the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

      Una oveja llamada 'Flossy' es calida, ya verás,
      Puedes probar una avispa, puedes probar una abeja
      Puedes hacerlo con el perro que duerme en el porche,
      Pero al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      A severely perverted Ephebian sage,
      Abandoned all hope, and flew into a rage.
      He had tried every creature, the great and the small,
      But the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

      Un sabio efebense extremamente pervertido
      Dejó toda esperanza, y montó en cólera.
      Había probado con todas las criaturas, grandes y pequeñas
      Pero al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      You tail-lifting buggers from Ramtop or plain
      If you take my advice you will save yourself pain
      When the base urges strike you it's best to recall
      That the hedgehog can never be buggered at all

      Vosotros, levantacolas del Carnero o la llanura
      Si seguís mi consejo os ahorraréis el dolor
      Cuando golpean los instintos básicos hay que recordar
      Que al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      Your hedgehog's a handful and cute as a bun
      You'd think he'd be perfect for animal fun
      But hatpin-like pubic hairs prove to us all
      That the hedgehog can never be buggered at all

      Tu puercoespín es hermoso y mono como un bollito
      Se diría que es perfecto para la diversión animal
      Pero el vello púbico como las agujas nos recuerda
      Que al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      Great opportunities to drop your pants
      Are Great A'Tuin and his/her elephants,
      Though beneath Discworld, you have to stroll.
      But the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.

      Grandes oportunidades para bajarte los pantalones
      Son Gran A'Tuin y sus elefantes,
      Aunque bajo el Mundodisco te tendrás que agachar.
      Pero al puercoespín jamás se le puede joder.

      --La canción original está escrita por
      Matthew Crosby (crosby@...)
      y alt.fan.pratchett.

      THE FUZZY REPORT ON HEDGEHOGS

      (Warning: Even viler lyrics on this website, with pictures!)

      You've probably all seen this before, or even sung it before (when the
      scumble has gotten the better of you...) but I just found it and thought I
      would share it.

      http://world.std.com/~mam/filks/Hedgehog.html

      Enjoy!

      -- Fuzzy (aka Fiona Wynn)                
      email_me@...                  
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      5) ART

      KIDBY ARTWORK FOR "THE LAST HERO" ?

      Surfing the net, and found Paul Kidby's site.

      This URL has pictures that may be in The Last Hero.

      http://www.paulkidby.com/progress/index.html

      -- Paul Godsil, Australia

      MORE ON KIDBY

      Hi there. I am on the Wossname mailing list and I thought you might want
      to mention Paul Kidby and his artwork in the next issue. He's the artist
      who brings us such realistic renderings of the inhabitants of Discworld.
      I've just received an order of prints and bookmarks from him.  Here's
      where you can order:

      http://www.pjsm-prints.co.uk/

      -- Barbara D. Holmes
      guitargoddess@...

      (Ms. Holmes has volunteered to see if she can get an interview
      for WOSSNAME from the artist.)
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