Friday, September 15, 2006

A little absurdity for your Friday

Is your Friday not absurd enough this week? Then head on over to the Guardian and read "what happened when elusive author Lemony Snicket teamed up with allusive musician Stephin Merritt."

Here's the set up:
  • "...extensive investigations by the Guardian's most senior editors revealed the existence of a transcript of a long-distance conversation. In said transcript, Mr Snicket was found to be talking to a musician, one Stephin Merritt. Further investigations, conducted in conditions of the greatest secrecy, revealed that this Mr Merritt had recorded a number of record albums under various aliases, and was the writer of many worthy songs, most notably those contained on his 69 Love Songs, credited to a beat group named the Magnetic Fields."

The Guardian with their dogged "commitment to the truth" have brought you the transcript.