Today I discovered in my mailbox Christopher Cerf‘s “The World’s Largest Cheese,” a bizarre and occasionally brilliant book (Jorn Barger called it “a wonderful bit of fluff”) that I ordered used for a few bucks recently. Far and away the best portion of the book is the “See The Merinos” series of illustrations, which I’m happy to find somebody has already scanned in and put online. The one-time Harvard Lampoon writer is today best known for his contributions to “Sesame Street” and as creator of “Between the Lions” (my old friend Gene Barretta illustrates the “Between the Lions” books, by the way), and has parents are known as the founders of Random House. I get the sense that he’d like to put this book behind him.
I’ve intended to create a fan page for “The World’s Largest Cheese” since 1994. My guess is that blog entry will have to constitute that.