Thursday, January 7, 2010

Double Entendre #1: plānz

Double Entendre #1: plānz
By Cail S. and Kathy D.
Quarter sized.

This is the first issue of a zine about homonyms, words that sound the same but mean different things. This one’s about plains, plain, and planes.

It’s neat to see how the creators covered the idea from so many different angles. One of the more amusing is an interview with a “real live plane mechanic.” How do you even find one? Whoever interviewed him had no idea what he actually did, and asks some questions he has no idea how to answer. However the interview flows in a way that lets the mechanic say what he really wants to, instead of just answering arbitrary questions. More interviews should be like that.

There’s also a recipe for “plain bread” (Amish style), directions on how to access the astral plane, and more. It’s cute, and I’d like to see more issues as I think the idea has great (or even grate) possibilities.

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