What does it help, you ask? What doesn’t it, ask I. For the moment what it is helping is proofreading, which is sucking up all my attention tonight and keeping me, for now, from posting the little Randall Jarrell birthday celebration I had planned. So here’s what has passed my notably low threshold of amusement so far in the journal issue I’m proofreading tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present:
Mr. “Merlin Heidegger” and the illustrious “Wa Ho Auden.”
There are typos, and then there are typos. It’s almost a shame to have to fix such gorgeously goofy ones. But we must make the world safe for those who are not so easily amused.