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what is the opposite of labyrinth?

I've been this weekend reading one of those books* about which one should never say, "I'll read a chapter or two before I go to bed". Trouble is, you never know if it's going to be half a paragraph long with lots of screaming or thirty pages of densely-written read-with-google film criticism/drugporn/lists with three layers of footnotes, set at random orientations across the page, in five different sizes and fonts, and occasionally in mirror writing, just for kicks.

Among other things (including such annoying abberations as "should of" for "should have") it suggested that "ark" was the opposite of "labyrinth". I was in three layers of unreliable narrators at the time, so maybe it was just random assertion, but it still sounds very wrong to me. So, what would be the correct opposite of labyrinth? You're all clever people, tell me.

I've included a couple of topical questions as a bribe.

Poll #432761 What is the opposite of labyrinth?

I would most like to get a Valentine's Day card from:

Bagpuss
3(10.0%)
The Pope
2(6.7%)
Selma Hayek
1(3.3%)
Germaine Greer
6(20.0%)
Samurai Jack
2(6.7%)
Stephen Fry
5(16.7%)
The Littlest Hobo
0(0.0%)
my cat
2(6.7%)
my iPod
0(0.0%)
You
9(30.0%)

Your choices are no good, I want a Valentine's Day card from:

What is the opposite of labyrinth?



There was supposed to be a final question: Do you know what the Zones of Zinn are? The answers were yes, no, and I have google, I don't need to know.

I abandoned the question, because I have google, I don't need to know is correct under your current circumstances.

* IN this case, House of Leaves by Danielewski.

Comments

( 12 worms — Feed the birds )
motodraconis
7th Feb, 2005 16:29 (UTC)
There's already too much iPod love on the internet. She says darkly.
cleanskies
7th Feb, 2005 18:37 (UTC)
indeed
and it has to stop. Please, think of the kittens.
motodraconis
8th Feb, 2005 12:52 (UTC)
Re: indeed
That's fantastic! Too bl**dy true.
applez
8th Feb, 2005 16:18 (UTC)
Re: indeed
Unless of course one wants God to kill kittens ... in which case, post away with the iPod pics! ;-)
waistcoatmark
7th Feb, 2005 17:29 (UTC)
So you're enjoying HoL then? :o)
cleanskies
7th Feb, 2005 18:34 (UTC)
yes,
actually. Rather fine.
bugpete
7th Feb, 2005 18:35 (UTC)
House of Leaves?
You are brave... My copy is still sitting there, taunting me...
girlycomic
7th Feb, 2005 21:20 (UTC)
Re: House of Leaves?
Jay's copy is looking sullenly at him from the corner, due to having been left in cold storage for 18 months, curled up into an L shape at the bottom of a crate...
green_amber
7th Feb, 2005 21:24 (UTC)
Re: House of Leaves?
me too :-(((
ceciley
7th Feb, 2005 22:27 (UTC)
I'm not joking about Oxfam Alex, I think it is extremely important that his beauty is widely appreciated.
cleanskies
8th Feb, 2005 00:00 (UTC)
be specific
oxfam bookshop? oxfam broadstreet? oxfam cowley road? how can I lech if I don't know where to look?
ceciley
8th Feb, 2005 19:22 (UTC)
Re: be specific
The BOOKSHOP, the bookshop! He works on the till. I saw him heading up the stairs and said "You're not going are you?" in a tragic way, and he gave me a slightly scared look and indicated the till. Then backed away. But I think I saved it!
( 12 worms — Feed the birds )