sbp asks: why Philosophy? I reply: if you know that, you understand where Doc Rockett comes from. (I do appreciate his other notes on #swhack and have corrected my account accordingly.) --John Cowan 20:16, 26 Sep 2004 (EDT)
The mysteries of Rockett
- Googling for some of the phrases that don't contain Ghyllian terms may be enlightening.
- Has anyone figured out why I used the initials "S.J."? --John Cowan 17:22, 27 Sep 2004
All I can think of is that it refers to Dr. Seuss, especially since he didn't have a doctorate as far as I know, and published the book "There's a Wocket in My Pocket!" That wouldn't explain S.J. however since his name was "Theodor Seuss Geisel". --Sean B. Palmer 17:56, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
There is a famous pilot, Rockett J. S., who had some famous friends and was active in the cold war. Am I getting warm? --Joe Bowers 21:16, 27 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Bingo. --John Cowan 15:16, 28 Sep 2004 (EDT)
At this point it probably can do no harm to point out that not only is Doc Rockett himself modeled on Isaac Asimov (sans the fiction writing), but that this very article is taken from Wikipedia's Asimov article, seriously cut down and Ghyllified. Rockett's first and second marriages and his children are Asimov's (though Asimov was firmly het), and his books have titles which are for the most part parodies of Asimov's. --John Cowan 18:09, 6 Oct 2004