One of my (heretofore) secret vices is that I read Kevin and Kell online every day (via the Herd Thinners Incorporated site). It’s a very funny Internet-themed online comic strip, but really getting the jokes sort of requires that you go back and read Kevin & Kell from the start.
I mention this because today’s strip’s daily sponsor ($5 donation) is Larry Niven (or someone pretending to be Larry Niven), and the message of the day is “Kzinti Diplomatic Corps/let’s do lunch.” Which will be very funny to some, and incomprehensible to everyone else…
(Note to super-purists: Yes, I understand that if Hroth is invited too then it’s not as funny.)
You’ve really got to explain that…I’ve read the books (at least a few) and am puzzled.
It’s a reference to Ringworld (the first one, the good one):
(Of course if he’s not there, the joke is that doing lunch with Kzinti probably involves being it.)