Friday, February 02, 2024

This Is A Test

This is a test.  Take notes.  This will count as 3/4 of your final grade.  Hints: remember, in chess, kings cancel each other out and cannot occupy adjacent squares, are therefore all-powerful and totally powerless, cannot affect each other, produce stalemate.  Hinduism is a polytheistic religion; the sect of Atman worships the divine spark of life within Man; in effect saying, "Thou art God."  Provisos of equal time are not served by one viewpoint having media access to two hundred million people in prime time while opposing viewpoints are provided with a soapbox on the corner.  Not everyone tells the truth.  Operational note: these sections may be taken out of numerical sequence: rearrange to suit yourself for optimum clarity.  Turn over your test papers and begin.

-- Harlan Jay Ellison (1934 - 2018), American author, in the first lines of his novelette, The Deathbird (1974)

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