YESTERDAY’S “BALL OF WHACKS” POST produced this email from Ball of Whacks creator Roger van Oechs:

Thanks for posting about the amazing “Ball of Whacks.” Glad to hear your secretary enjoyed hers.

I was in Egypt a week or so ago, and here is a photo of me introducing the Ball of Whacks to the Sphinx. A truly cosmic moment!

I’m not sure it presages peace in the Middle East, but most of the Egyptians I showed the Ball to had fun playing with it, and told me that it had “Nice Pyramids,” which I took as a compliment.

Sounds like the punchline to a Pam Anderson joke.