Wednesday, 31 December 2008


Arise, sir PTerry

Death isnt on line. If he was, there would be a sudden drop in the death rate. Although it'd be interesting to see if he’d post things like: DON’T YOU THINK I SOUND LIKE JAMES EARL JONES?

-- (Terry Pratchett,
Erm, sorry, got distracted.  Was supposed to be this one:
Terry Pratchett knighted for services to literature
Arise, Sir Discworld
By Lester Haines • 31st December 2008 13:09 GMT

Terry Pratchett has admitted he's “flabbergasted” to be awarded a knighthood for services to literature in the New Year Honours list.

The 60-year-old Discworld scribe told the BBC: “There are times when phrases such as ‘totally astonished’ just don't do the job. I am of course delighted and honoured and, needless to say, flabbergasted.”

Makes my New Year’s Eve.

Pratchett bio page at
BBC News: Pratchett leads showbiz honors
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