The Chance of the Geologic Period!!!
Does anyone have any information on the contest entry form A CAREER FOR AN ESSAY, with the amusing wording "The Chance of the Year! The Chance of the Century!! The Chance of the Geologic Period!!!" I have not found anything on this site about it or recall seeing it posted. I am particularly interested in knowing if a copy has ever been offered for sale and if so for how much. I have a copy, in not great condition, haven fallen apart, which I am interested in selling but I don't know what a reasonable amount for it would be. I could post the photos. Any suggestions or leads would be appreciated.
Some info here. http://www.100thmonkeypress.com/biblio/acrowley/books/career/career.htm
"That sort of genius, at least, is common, and is rather ill-advised. Men of soaring powers let themselves be photographed with their favourite dogs, cats, mongooses, books, pictures, statues, old hats, to illustrate articles about the shapes of their noses, the colour of their flashing peepers, their too obvious failure to use Tatcho, their grandmothers, their conversation, their royalties, their translators, their lady admirers, their choice of a sepulchre, their taste in teas or in cigarettes, their holiday adventures, their old slippers, and all the rest of it."
could any of you subjects of the Queen enlighten a poor Colonist as to the meaning of the aforementioned "Tatcho"?
oh! I suppose I should have looked here first