In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon Lykander, Librarian and Archivist, Noakes Library, Sauk Trail State University:
Ms Ginsberg, staff picnic or no staff picnic, I hardly think that this … object constitutes appropriate headgear. It seems to be made entirely of petroleum based artificial materials. I don’t care if you and Ms. Halloo and Mr. Swann do think that sleazy bar room artifact “looks exactly like me”. No, I will not “do the ears” so you can prove it.
There. Are you satisfied? Mr. Swann? Are you giggling? Put your camera away, Ms. Halloo– if a photograph of me wearing this appears in public in any way, I will bite you. I will bite all of you and it will be very painful.
Now take this thing away and bring me my Panama. And a mimosa. A large one. I feel quite faint.