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Oh oh, oh, just look who has a livejournal. gideondefoe. Gideon "adventures with pirates" Defoe. He also has his own website, because (he says) Rupert Murdoch told him to: Rupert assures me he would like nothing more than to spend millions of pounds on publicising my pirate books, but he says he can't spare the cash. I think this is partly because he loses so much small change in that wrinkly face of his, but mainly it is because he is saving up for one of those Doomsday Planet-Eating Devices, "like Galactus has!". [Via stellanova.]

I realise that some of you may know this already but other people need to know ... I hope that this useful reminder will brighten your afternoon.

(The irrelevant title comes from my latest spambot poet (it , be !) -- here's one of my recent favourites:

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6th Apr, 2006 13:11 (UTC)
Christ but that Spambot's got me wet...
6th Apr, 2006 13:46 (UTC)
There's more of the same over on spampoetry
6th Apr, 2006 13:12 (UTC)
amuchmoreexotic was saying on Sunday that he vaguely knew Gideon Defoe.
6th Apr, 2006 13:43 (UTC)
I'm not altogether sure that I know the gentleman in question ...
6th Apr, 2006 13:58 (UTC)
His new pirate book (The Pirates in an Adventure with Whaling/Ahab - there seems to be a discrepancy between his site and Amazon) - is listed in Amazon as a "perfect partner" of "How Animals Have Sex".

Just so you know.
6th Apr, 2006 14:07 (UTC)
....which is also 1/2 by Gideon Defoe. Is it the same Gideon Defoe? I don't know.
6th Apr, 2006 14:16 (UTC)
careful now
you're tuning into a Dr Seuss book
6th Apr, 2006 14:12 (UTC)
I'm not convinced by those pandas
"Weirdly, this is called The Pirates! In An Adventure with Ahab in America. Why?"

I don't know, maybe whaling was considered too savage a term for American sensibilities...
6th Apr, 2006 22:42 (UTC)
On the subject of Spam poetry, someone I know received spam from ... wait for it ... 'Byron'!
7th Apr, 2006 08:53 (UTC)
spam from beyond the GRAVE!!!! Someone should make a film.
7th Apr, 2006 00:16 (UTC)
Hello, and thanks for the plug. I have to admit that I did write 'How Animals Have Sex' as well, but it wasn't my idea, honest. The publishers asked me to do it. And they asked really nicely and gave me biscuits and everything. And, as one glowing livejournal review has pointed out, "it's not as bad as you'd expect". As for the whaling/Ahab issue the real reason is very very boring, so I'm going to keep quiet in order for it to develop some spurious sense of mystery.
7th Apr, 2006 09:03 (UTC)
Biscuits! Well, then, of course you had to write the book. Thanks for clearing up one mystery -- even if you are being resolutely mysterious about the other ...
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