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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).
From: Ernesto <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
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,