You can’t spell ‘Algonquin’ without the ‘Whedoneqsue’

by John Holbo on February 16, 2006

Normally I do my comicsblogging at J&B. But this is just too important. (Tip to Farber, who also provides an executive summary, which unaccountably omits discounted Hulk Hands in the bathroom stall.)

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02.17.06 at 5:02 pm



Scott Eric Kaufman 02.17.06 at 12:15 am

Do we have independent verification? ‘Cause when he posts on Whedonesque it’s obviously him, but this…could be a bit of a scam. Or not. But is entertaining nevertheless.


Gary Farber 02.17.06 at 12:39 am

“Do we have independent verification?”

You can assume that when Warren Ellis says that he verified it with Joss in e-mail, he’s fibbing, if you like, but I don’t, myself. See here, and here, to repeat the links.

(The previous, with two links, is previewing weirdly, and I can’t figure out why.)


washerdreyer 02.17.06 at 12:44 am

Also the post on Whedonesque which says that it is Joss.


Gary Farber 02.17.06 at 1:49 am

Even absent the fact that W. Ellis vouched for the authenticity, incidentally, I’d have claimed in any case that anyone who could fake Joss Whedon’s style so well is essentially being as amusing as the original, anyway. :-) (But, then, I have an inordinate confidence in my ability to read for style. ;-)) (I leave consideration of the implications of the first assertion to those here with the background in philosophy that I lack.)


Jacob T. Levy 02.17.06 at 9:20 am

A thing of utter beauty. Truly…


Russell Arben Fox 02.17.06 at 10:09 am

Does anyone else ever sit around, looking at the name “Joss Whendon,” and think to themselves, “Surely his parents meant ‘Josh'”? Because I do.


Jonathan 02.17.06 at 10:12 am

I always think that his parents had read “An Encounter.”


Simstim 02.17.06 at 12:19 pm

Am I missing something here? It seemed like a run-of-the-mill “let’s try to outwitticise each other” thread that you can find on several million blogs. Even, meta-speaking, if it was a spoof of such a genre, it wasn’t a very funny one. However, I am speaking as someone who has never got the whole Joss “Do you know what happens to a toad when it’s struck by lightning?” Whedon obsession anyway, so feel free to tune me out.


slolernr 02.17.06 at 1:44 pm

You can’t spell “Whedonesque.”


Belle Waring 02.17.06 at 10:26 pm

But I prefer the spelling, ‘whedoneqsue’, from the thread in question.


Sebastian Holsclaw 02.18.06 at 5:05 am

Ah, the Comic-Con. I haven’t missed one in a decade. If any of you come out here for it, let me know.

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