Thursday, July 5, 2012

from: The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut

   - Nora Ephron RIP
photo of Nora Ephron smiling at the camers 

Salander opened the door a crack and spent several paragraphs trying to decide whether to let Blomkvist in. Many italic thoughts flew through her mind. Go away. Perhaps. So what. Etc.

“Please,” he said. “I must see you. The umlaut on my computer isn’t working.”

He was cradling an iBook in his arms. She looked at him. He looked at her. She looked at him. He looked at her. And then she did what she usually did when she had run out of italic thoughts: she shook her head.

“I can’t really go on without an umlaut,” he said. “We’re in Sweden.”

- A parody of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 
 from The New Yorker a couple of years ago.

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