I've noticed that people who post hatchet-job reviews of the Wake often include a "challenge" intended to deride people who profess to enjoy the book. The Wake hater usually says that no one could tell the difference between an actual page of Finnegans Wake and a page generated by a child, hoaxer, or a random word program. One reviewer on this very site went so far as to challenge a Wake fan $10,000 to explain what's going on in three separate pages of the book chosen at random by the literary skeptic.
Could one of these brave literary mavericks please put your money where your mouth is? If the Wake is truly "gibberish" or "vapid nonsense," shouldn't it be easy enough to prove the Emperor has no clothes?