Saturday, April 1, 2023

Get a load of this!


It is funny (not very funny, but slightly funny) how something can be named for something else, but then become famous enough that it then supersedes the original in the popular consciousness.

That sounds a bit complicated, so let's cut to the true life example:

Fifteen minutes ago a library patron came to me at the front desk of the library after a losing search in the DVD section and asked:

"Do you have Pulp Fiction?"

And I, gesturing broadly to the large fiction wing of the library, reply "Oh sure, we have tons of pulp fiction!"

Don't worry, we had a copy of the movie in the back room. I was just joking with the library patron to illustrate for you my point. 

Or possibly the opposite?

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