Marginalia, no.111

…Brazil, where birth certificates actually name freshwater dolphins as the fathers of certain children.

~ Paul West, ‘In Defense of Purple Prose’

I had to look this up.  The encantado is an expert dancer and seducer of women.  You’ll know him by the white suit and straw hat he always wears to parties.  Really, he’s inia geoffrensis, the shape-shfting boto dolphin.  I wonder how many young Brazilian men keep white suits and straw hats in their closets for Carnival.

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  1. This is a trip, Ian. Thanks. How else would I have ever known?

    You write: “I wonder how many young Brazilian men keep white suits and straw hats in their closets for Carnival.”

    I wonder how many do not.

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