Actual conversation towards the end of the day at work yesterday:
So, are you going to read Finnegan's Wake on the weekend?
Errr, should I?
Well, the anthem says you should....
"Aus-tralians all let us read Joyce"
Ha ha hardy har - so it doesn't HAVE to be Finnegan's Wake then?
I suppose Ulysses would be just as good
Sigh. I know I read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in college (mumbling now) ...not that I can really remember it.
I wouldn't change my fellow cubicle-dwellers for anything.