Talk:Ayn Rand

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"Rand has also been noted for her pioneering work in the use of the Cut-Up technique, used to great effect in the speeches of Atlas Shrugged" Is this really true? I was reading about cut-up the other day and no mention of Rand was made. It would certainly explain those speeches unreadability, however. Human 22:18, 23 April 2007 (EDT)

I think that whole paragraph is intended a joking criticism of her. RSchlafly 22:43, 23 April 2007 (EDT)
Got it. Thanks. Of course. Strangely, I saw the humor in the part about overcoming the writer's limitations, but not in the cut-up part - because I thought it was serious. Hey, I don't mind people making fun of Rand, although it seems like poor sport, as she can't respond any more, but I wouldn't want this article to confuse someone about the history of cut-up techniques and history. Maybe if the word "cut-up" was linked to an intermediary "that was a joke" page that then links to, say, William Burroughs, whoever inspired him, and perhaps even the Beatles (who used cut-up tapes on ...Mr. Kite and Yellow Submarine, at least). or at least then to a page about cut-up. Now, where was I reading about it? Hopefully not on Wikipedia, that would all be liberal nonsense. Maybe it was in a book review in The Nation? Human 22:50, 23 April 2007 (EDT)
OK, I did the "intermediate page" thing, but it's a bad idea - pollutes the namespace. I'll make it into a footnote and have a sysop delete the "just kidding" page. Human 23:12, 23 April 2007 (EDT)