BIRD: Shameful self-emulation, I know, but have you heard about Maxim Ripyorebollokov's Notes From Pubistan in the excellent mag Insolent Rudder at http://www.insolentrudder.net?
BUFFALO: Birdy, you know what happens when you introduce a character within a character.
BIRD: Dude, it's not me. Not the REAL me. And Maxim's a pal. In need.
BUFFALO: Now hold on there, buddy. Am I talking to you, Maxim, or Stu?
BIRD: Eh? Me, natch. Why'd you ask?
BUFFALO: Cos I just don't know any more. And what's the deal with the editor of Insolent Rudder at http://www.insolentrudder.net? This Tim Ljunggren dude... Isn't he the Sage of Sweden?
BIRD: Is he? Who told you that?
BUFFALO: You did, you plank!
BIRD: Oh. You know, I really don't know. I mean, I've parleyed with him on Skype and all and NOTHING he said led me to believe he's in any way a Swede-oh.
BUFFALO: Tim Ljunggren?
BIRD: No, dude! The Sage of Sweden!
BUFFALO: Jeez, Birdman. I feel like I don't know my ass from my Freddy these daze. Wikkid zine, though, dude. Some seriously cool stories and those cartoons... Marja Hagborg is AWESOME!
BIRD: You better believe it.
BUFFALO: So anyhoo, wot's this Insolent Rudder at http://www.insolentrudder.net all about, like?
BIRD: It's about deviating, turning moments.
BUFFALO: Excuse me?
BIRD: If you were a boat, you'd have an insolent rudder at http://www.insolentrudder.net steering you off the chartered course and being uppity about it too...
BUFFALO: Hey, I like dat!
BIRD: Spread the word.
BUFFALO: Sure will. And Maxim Ripyorebollokov... he doesn't really work as an innards consultant at State Rabbit Farm 69, duzee?
BIRD: Who knows? Maybe he's not even a writer.
BUFFALO: Yeah, dat figures.
BUFFALO: Captain Nemo, you say? Sure, put him through...