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Salient. Newspaper of the Victoria University Students' Association. Vol 42 No. 8. April 23 1979

Another Mistake Detected

Another Mistake Detected

Dear Sir,

This is a complaining letter, and as such I will understand if you do not print it or censor such bits as I am writing now. However before doing so I would advise you to bear in mind that I am the owner of such ideas as sending a copy of Salient in a plain, brown wrapper to Patricia Bartlett. This is not a threat, it's just that I don't like Pat.

Which brings me to the point of this letter. As [unclear: n] average universtiy student I pride myself on being boring an apathetic, and therefore every Monday I pick up a copy of the "Salient" and rush to the earest toilet to read it (incidentally I would also [unclear: ke] to complain about the shabby standard of grafiti at present adorning our bog walls — where is he traditional wit of students seen throwing up fter 101 lectures?)

However last Monday I was wallowing in the usual mind-rotting swill found between the seemingly innocent covers of "Salient", when to my horror and disgust I turned to page I 7 of the April issue and found that you had printed "Whack your Porcupine", probably the most famous of B. Kliban's cartoons, with the frames In The Wrong Order! (Exceeding even the effort of the previous week when you left the caption ("Mom knows best") off another B. Kliban cartoon on the back page). This induced foaming at the mouth and paralysis of the brain followed by falling off the toilet seat repeatedly. However, under the advice of my psychiatrist, I am writing this letter and will not sue the "Salient" for mental anguish — provided, that is, that certain concilatory promises are made concerning the publication of notices in the "Salient" warning of the impending destruction of the world.

Yours Sincerely,

Reginald Kruts.

(As the editor actually flushed himself down the toilet when he detected the error, it is left to me to assure you that this sort of shocking mistake will never occur again sub. ed)