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Subject: Pink Pegasus Pen Joke in Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Do you get it?
Date Posted: 2/19/2012 11:10 PM ET
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Does any one get the PINK pegasus Pen joke in the book 

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Author: Aimee Bender

 

 

Here brother comes up missing and when she finds him he says I was in your room looking for a pink Pegasus pen. 

Pin. Nk. Peg-a Sus Pen.      Does this mean anything to you?  

 

THey both laugh and repeat the joke often.  WHAT??????

Date Posted: 2/20/2012 9:07 PM ET
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so know one else gets it either?

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 11:06 PM ET
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Haven't read it.  And a quick Google search didn't return anything useful, unfortunately.

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 5:36 PM ET
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Yes, I also did a google search too.  I thought maybe it was a science joke.

Date Posted: 2/26/2012 9:28 AM ET
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No help here. I tried really hard to read this book becus it sounded like something I would love.

But I just could not get through it.

Date Posted: 2/28/2012 6:19 PM ET
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I never could think of any real joke.  I finally decided they must be laughing due to the absurdity of the claim/situation.  Really,  what teenage boy is going to want to use a PINK pen?

She, obviously, doesn’t believe him.  But he probably was looking for the pen, and just can’t explain it to her.

Date Posted: 2/29/2012 4:25 PM ET
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I don't know either, but now I want to know. My background is in science, and I live with a botanist, but we're not familiar with any pink pegasus science jokes.

You could try emailing the author and asking her?  Here's a link to her work contact:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/faculty-and-staff/faculty.cfm?pid=1003087&CFID=1547962&CFTOKEN=71104263