Favorite quote

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Thu Jan 23 17:06:01 PST 2003

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Steven Brust wrote:

>> >
>> > "Boss, was he singing what I thought he was singing?"
>> > "A young man tells his beloved of his love for her."
>> > "'My little hairy testicle--'"
>> > "It's a cultural thing, Loiosh.  You wouldn't understand."
>> >

>It's been written.  It exists.  It is real.  I was quoting, not
>making up.  Unfortunately, I don't remember what language the
>original is in.  Not Hungarian, I believe.  I think it was Bulgarian
>or something.  I came across it, and said, "I *have* to use that!"  I
>think it took me about four years to find the right book, but I
>finally did. 
>Don't ask for the rest of the song; I don't remember.

Google remembers (well, at least a few more details, and perhaps
seeing this will jog loose even more):


]From: (Steven Brust)
]Date: 1998/11/13
]Message-ID: <TNM22.1994$i63.6899392 at ptah.visi.com>
]NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:26:59 CDT
]Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.written

]Actually, that one is Estonian.  I heard it from an Estonian friend
]in Toronto when I was at Ad Astra, and when I stopped laughing, I
]said to myself, "Self, that *has* to end up in a book," so it did.

]"Throbs for me, throbs for you; throbs for me, throbs for you..."