20 JunDonated Episode 6 – The Ultharmate Sin

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Beware the Donated Mango – Episode 6 – The Ultharmate Sin by Matthew Sanborn Smith and James Weber is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

2 Responses to “Donated Episode 6 – The Ultharmate Sin”

  1. phignewton says:

    i have listened to this 6 times and i still dont understand what ‘ultharmate’ means. google is no help, all the search results lead back to this story…

    • Matthew says:

      Hey, Phig. I’m sorry, but I deleted your other comment because I’d like listeners to discover that other thing for themselves. Yes, I did it on purpose.

      “Ultharmate” is a pun. Not a good one, but a pun nonetheless. You can’t find it anywhere else because I made it up. I took the title of an Ozzy Osbourne album (or, as my father used to refer to him, Ozzy Osmond), The Ultimate Sin–which has nothing to do with this story, so don’t look for that connection–and fused it to the name Ulthar, the town the cats originally came from (see H.P. Lovecraft’s The Cats of Ulthar)

      I wouldn’t normally take the time to explain this to someone. However, if this title stops you in your tracks, I’m afraid there is a slew of past titles which incorporate puns so unwieldy you may begin to foam at the mouth. Please, don’t let any of them perturb you. If there’s anything you don’t understand, remind yourself it’s all nonsense and move on with your life.

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