fnord Travels in Hyperreality: Time out of Mind

03 November 2006

Time out of Mind

"Billy Pilgrim says that the universe does not look like a lot of bright lights to the creatures from Tralfamadore. The creatures can see where each star has been and where it is going, so that the heavens are full of rarified, luminous spaghetti. And Tralfamadorians don't see human beings as two-legged creatures, either. They see them as great millipedes--"with babies' legs at one end and old people's legs at the other." says Billy Pilgrim." -Slaughter-house Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Chapetr 5, Paragraph 1.

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