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  • Dennis De Jarnette
    Back when there were records I saw one advertised. The Best of Marcel Marceau (He was the most famous mime) The record was 40 minutes of silence followed by
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 30, 2005
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      Back when there were records I saw one advertised.

      The Best of Marcel Marceau (He was the most famous mime)

      The record was 40 minutes of silence followed by applause.

      Positive Dennis


      Stephen Eley wrote:

      > On 12/28/05, Bobbo <bobbo924@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Steve- you're the guy to ask about this. I heard
      > > (not read) a shorter one that was attributed to
      > > Fredric Brown.
      >
      > Ah yes. I'd actually forgotten about that one, although since I never
      > saw it in a book I think my earlier statement is still true. >8->
      > That story is called "Knock," dated 1948, and it is indeed by Fredric
      > Brown. It's pretty famous as an anecdote. In its entirety the story
      > is supposed to run:
      >
      > "The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the
      > door."
      >
      > It's not actually the shortest story, however. My understanding is
      > that that's "The Shortest SF Story Ever Told," by Forrest J. Ackerman
      > in 1973, and I'm told that depending on how you read it it consists of
      > a single letter. It runs something like:
      >
      > "COSMIC REPORT CARD -- EARTH -- F."
      >
      > There have been other gag stories published that were entirely blank,
      > usually with titles like "After the Bomb" or somesuch, but I think
      > it's stretching reason to count them.
      >
      > For that matter, I *almost* submitted a one-word story to the
      > anthology _Twenty Epics_, due out from Wheatland Press this spring,
      > just so I could brag about being paid a hundred dollars a word. >8->
      > But good sense overtook me and I submitted a real story to the
      > anthology instead, and sold it. (But I'm not going to divulge the
      > title of the one-word story, nor the word, in case an opportunity to
      > use it comes up later. We've got to protect our intellectual
      > property, right?)
      >
      >
      > --
      > Have Fun,
      > Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
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