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February 22, 2013

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The title of Thomas M. Disch's book of poetry, The Right Way to Figure Plumbing, is cool once you learn that he titled it that because there was a book of that same title published by a Disch in the 19th century. (Which, I just found out when googling to make sure I got the spelling right, is online as a google book in its entirety.)

He once told me (at an SF convention) that he named it that so that some future librarian would hold the two up and have a moment of total confusion.

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