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Re: mokele-mbembe


    A "Maguffin" is a necessary thing in the plot of a film - you don't need
to explain what it is, but almost all the characters are in search of it, or
fight over it, etc.  (I'm referring to Alfred Hitchcock's definition).

        Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Ernesto <u199873203@abonados.cplus.es>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 6:05 PM
Subject: RE: mokele-mbembe

>Yes, of course, it was a joke :-)
>The "Mokele Mbembe photograph " at
>http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Square/5099/ was done by my brother
>Yes, it was a toy: a Corythosaur from the Carnegie Museum Collection,
>into an aquarium (fish tank?)
>The Spanish web page couldn't be translated to English in a legible way
>because it was full of mispelling and surrealistic phrases.
>Professor MgGuffin (not McGuffin, but it's hard to explain that) is a
>caricature of a famous Spanish "expert of the paranormal". The entire page
>is a parody of certain pseudoscientist's way of writing.
>Please excuse my stupid joke and my English :o]
>Ernesto J. C.
>Homo webensis, la página para homínidos con sentido crítico y del humor,