Wikibard: There’s really no such thing as Wikibard. At least there wasn’t when I wrote the book, so I made one. There are minor spoilers at this Website, so the eBook version doesn’t include a clickable link to Wikibard until page 128. So I’ll wait until that part of the walkthrough to tackle all the jokes there.
|An unused red variant of the Wikibard logo header.|
|Aleister Crowley in his poet phase with a floppy bow-tie, ca 1905. |
(Actually, he remained a poet throughout his lifetime.)
Is it for fear to wet a widow's eyeIf this isn’t Bacon writing about Shakespeare being dead, then I don’t know what it’s about.
That thou consumest thyself in single life?
Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die,
The world will wail thee, like a makeless wife;
Come in person hither, nay, and thou art: Plain silliness as “telltale use”
Tempest: Refers to Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
King Hamlet: A common question about Hamlet is “What is the name of the dead king?” Although the answer turns out to be “Hamlet,” the confusion seemed like a great foundation on which to build a joke.
“indentured servant who gained his freedom by winning a chariot race. After entering a religious order…”: All a reference to Star Wars Episode I, and a little bit of Episode II.
|“An indentured servant who gained his freedom by winning a chariot race.”|
Offensive stereotypes: The Phantom Menace has been accused of basing various aliens on offensive ethnic stereotypes about Japanese (the Trade Federation), African-Americans (Jar Jar Binks), and Italians (Watto).
|Is the most-hated character in the Star Wars universe based on an offensive stereotype? |
Or do you hate Jar Jar Binks just because?
“One may write this shite, but one cannot say it.”: A reference to Harrison Ford’s famous quip to George Lucas during the filming of Episode IV: “George, you can write this shit, but you can’t say it.”
“younger scholars say this is every bit as good as the original Hamlet”: Children don’t seem to have a problem with the more recent Star Wars movies. It’s only the people who saw Star Wars as children and then grew up who complain about the prequels.