(urth) Hanga Sighting

Son of Witz Sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Wed Jan 4 15:11:31 PST 2012

So cool!


On Jan 4, 2012, at 2:11 PM, JBarach at aol.com wrote:

> Just saw this in the news:
> http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/886379-flying-shark-spotted-7-000ft-in-the-sky-shocks-airline-pilot
> Wonder if the pilot had read Gene Wolfe...
> "‎"He is out there, swimming beside the plane. I watched him for a minute or more, until he disappeared into a thunderhead."
> http://books.google.com/books?id=L1Rmf8tiwYsC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=%22The+Tree+Is+My+Hat%22&source=bl&ots=Nc-ZpuLjfz&sig=tgrTE9leEkQqud6bDy-9XC0b31E&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ks0ET9awJIWftwfms6TQBg&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=%22The%20Tree%20Is%20My%20Hat%22&f=false
> Mind you, as soon as I began to write this, I noticed that the article says that these Air Swimmers are a popular Christmas gift.  And "The Tree Is My Hat" has to do with a character named "Mary Christmas."  And ... naw.  Wolfe can't have had this tradition in mind, can he?
> John
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