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The Journal Of Pataphysical Reviews
A Publication of the Society of Pataphysics
Volume 3, Issue 3
In this issue:
Does the Apostrophe Have Any Place in Pataphysics?
Since the inception of the JPatPhysRev, certain members of the community have
demanded the return of the apostrophe, claiming that its absence flaunts a lack of
comprehension of the fundamental principles of "'Pataphysics." The
terrible assault of the godless forces of the reactionary Apostrophists upon us all
is threatening to rend the delicate fabric of all that we hold sacred asunder.
As a public service, the editors of JPatPhysRev invited prominent proponents of the
three estranged factions. The chief representative of the forces of reason is the
debonair Sam Farg, the Redirector of Education of the National Office of the Society
of Pataphysics. Representing the 'Apostrophists is the saturnine Mme. Fabienne
Chevalier, the alleged bastard child of Alfred Jarry. Also present was the limp
figure of Yolanda Crowes, speaking for the "National Organization For Freedom Of
Punctuation," present in spite of her brave battle with cancer of the semi-colon. The
debate was moderated by Dale E. Leathers, the president of the Society.
We are proud to present you with the edited transcript of this historic event.
At this point, Mme. Chevalier snatched and devoured the prosthetic hair-piece of
- I am very pleasing to be here, modulating this fine-tuned events. All of
us, and especially you, the next, must indeed be, or at least seem, tonight, to be
with us now together...
- They're telling me I'm out of my time, so I will pretend a question to
throw out on the floor before the luminances intending here today. Thank you.
FC: By my green candle, I hereby declare that all blasphemous doings shall hereby be
eliminated and the 'Apostrophists will usurp all powers and steal all the beef, too.
Here, the debate was temporarily interrupted as Ms. Crowes fell into a comma and
had to be resuscitated by her lingu
- Well, thank you very much ladies and gentlemen for the very warm welcome.
It's always a pleasure to see such an attentive, educated and handsome audience. You
know, a funny thing happened to me on the way here tonight. But before I get serious,
I would like to thank you very much for having me here. Thank you very much for
having me here. No, really.
- And now, we here all here will hear from, uh, Miss Landa Cloves. Miss
Cloves? Uh, Miss Cloves?
- I'm sorry. Hello. I'm sorry, what was the question again?
- Do you have something to add to the floor?
YC: I came here tonight to try to reconcile these unnecessarily hostile camps. We at
NOFFOP believe that all forms of punctuation could live together in love and