(english)running gag in book - didnīt understand

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Hi there,

I read a book called "The raw shark texts" by Steven Hall.
The author had a kind of runnig gag in the book. I realized that it should be kind of funny, but I just didnīt understand, because I donīt have the british background to do so.
There was someone who called his two cats Ian (and Gavin, but this cat disappeared).. these two names seem to be unusual for cats... why?... whatīs so funny/strange about that?

please explain the joke to me if you can.
thanx a lot
Aj

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(english)running gag in book - didnīt understand
« Reply #1 on: 12/04/2010 22:14:13 »
I guess the title is a spoof on this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test
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(english)running gag in book - didnīt understand
« Reply #2 on: 13/04/2010 00:51:25 »
I guess the title is a spoof on this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test

You could be right!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raw_Shark_Texts

I don't get the Ian & Gavin thing though. Sounds like it is supposed to remain an enigma.
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