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“ASK JON ABOUT”
(FURTHER QUESTIONS FOR STUDY AND REVIEW)*

  1. The name and location of the restaurant mentioned in the preceding piece.
  2. The other in-references in the piece.
  3. The Jon Singer Fan Club.
  4. The proper way to sharpen a knife.
  5. The strange and illustrious career of Dr. Zyx W. Vuts.
  6. How obvious should I get, Natasha?
  7. What is Congressional Blue #116?
  8. Who sawed Courtney’s boat?
  9. How, exactly, do we frustrate idiom?
  10. What is the historical faanish significance of the phrase: “Tell Gary Farber that Jon Singer says ‘Hello.’’?
  11. Alan Watts has said that he has spent his life going East by going West. Ask Jon what that means….
  12. Jon once said of himself: “Jon Singer was born in 1949, in New York. He hopes you won’t hold it against him.”
    1. Why did he think we would hold it against him?
    2. What would he prefer that we hold against him?
  13. What is the interrelationship between the following words and phrases: “tiddely-pom”, “hummy”, and “constant reader”?
  14. Don’t ask him about NeuroLinguistic Programming unless you have considerable time to devote to his answer.

*Written for Minicon 26, 1991; ©1991, 2003 Fred A Levy Haskell.