Annotations to Annotations

References to Martin Gardner’s annotations in snrk.de: 07: What I tell you three times is true. Chaos, Co-Ordinated by John MacDougal (pseudonym of Robert Lowndes & James Blish), p. 36~57 in Astounding Science Fiction, October 1946 11: the Baker’s 42 boxes 13 and 14: the Baker’s hot names 15: hyenas (and bears) 16: bridecake 17: … Continue reading “Annotations to Annotations”

Lace-Making

Did you know that lace-making is evil? 273    The Boots and the Broker were sharpening a spade— 274        Each working the grindstone in turn: 275    But the Beaver went on making lace, and displayed 276        No interest in the concern: 277    Though the Barrister tried to … Continue reading “Lace-Making”

Carroll Tackles Vivisection

It’s National Poetry Month? Nonsense! […] April 9, 2018 [Author: Matt Dilworth] mdilwort […] Yet nonsense poems, and Carroll’s in particular, often carry significant political undertones. For example, in Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark”, he tackles vivisection and the role of anthrocentrist activities in scientific pursuit. […] Yes, I thought so.   MG019, MG050 … Continue reading “Carroll Tackles Vivisection”