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Science fiction author Isaac Asimov was an unapologetic punster. He wrote a short story called “Shah Guido G.,” referring to the story’s Atlantean ruler. The story ends on an anticlimax, and when a reader protested that it was “nothing but a shaggy dog story,” Asimov pointed out that the title “Shah Guido G.” could also be read as “Shahgui [i.e. shaggy] Dog,” indicating this had been his intention.


This is attributed to the wonderfully prolific Isaac Asimov.

“You know,” I said, “that Sherlock Holmes was remarkable for his great dignity.”

“He was?” said my victim, undoubtedly searching his memory of the stories.

“Oh, yes,” I said gravely, “I’m sure you have often heard of the stately Holmes of England.”… Read the rest...

An Asimov Pun

Stan Kegel tells us, “This pun has been circulating aound the internet in various versions. It was originally written by science fiction author, Isaac Asimov. Here is his version of the pun.”

As is well known, in this thirtieth century of ours, space travel is fearfully dull and time-consuming. In search of diversion, many crew Members defy the quarantine restrictions and pick up pets from the various habitable worlds they explore.

Jim Sloane had a rockette, which he called Teddy. … Read the rest...

Asimov Shaggy Dog

This shaggy dog was written by Isaac Asimov.

Monty Stein, in the year 3047, committed quite a heist and made off with quite a tidy sum. He was eventually caught, and the judge sentenced him to seven years imprisonment. However, the night before his impending incarceration, he calmly set his time machine for seven years and one day, and stepped through.

When he emerged in 3054, there was quite an uproar. Prosecution maintained that Monty Stein never actually served the … Read the rest...