What Pynchon said

The Thomas Pynchon cartoon appeared on The Simpsons last night for about 10 seconds, just long enough to compliment Marge’s wasabi buffalo wings. Through the paper bag over its head, the cartoon said (in the author’s actual voice):

These wings are V-licious. I’ll put them in my Gravity’s Rainbow Cookbook, right next to “The Frying of Latke 49.”

If these seem like corny dad jokes, they are: Pynchon has said he helped write them, and that he appeared on the show because his son is a fan.


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