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Cadigan, Pat
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 03:58 am:   

I've been saying this for years, but now I *know* I'm right. The California election results prove it.

Not convinced? Consider:

_Total Recall_ was based on Philip K. Dick's story, "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."

Arnold Schwarzenegger was in _Total Recall_

California governor Gray Davis was totally recalled.

The totally recalled replacement is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Therefore: PKD = GOD. QED. GOP--which in this case would seem to stand for "Grand Old Phil(ip K. Dick)".

What could be clearer?

(And they had the nerve to give me an F in logic my freshman year at UMass.)

Hey, I *know* it sounds insane. But just remember:

1)Insanity is the sane response to an insane world

and

2)Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense

(I always knew that the family history of insanity would give me an edge not only in terms of coping skills but in my ability to comprehend the incomprehensible.)

Yours truly,
now more than ever,
La Diva Loca
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MI wells
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 04:32 am:   

Absolutely brilliant, Pat!

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iotar
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 07:03 am:   

Hmm, ingenious but theologically flawed: PKD was in contact with VALIS, the higher god or Abraxas. This was because he was one of the pneumatics: that is to say he was one of the elect. Not merely clay fashioned into animate form but sparks from the primal catastrophe caught in matter. In this way his connection with VALIS - the greater light makes him "of God" rather than "the Godhead".

It's the difference between Brahman and Atman - but also their unity.

*gets coat & is recalled into the pleroma*
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Cadigan, Pat
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 07:28 am:   

Iotar:

This doesn't happen until the later books. Right now we're in Palmer Eldritch territory.
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iotar
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 07:35 am:   

Well in that case: we're *all* fucked!

Oh Pat, what artificial eyes, teeth and hands you have!
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Minz
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 01:22 pm:   

Unfortunately, it seems to fall to me to point out that in the Stallone movie, "The Demolition Man," Sly's revived character is stunned to learn Ahnold had become president (to which Sandra Bullock's character makes a reference to the 61st Amendment--or whatever--which allowed our foreign-born action-hero-politician to take the highest office.)

So much for fiction making sense . . . and I'd declare it a tie for which is more strange at this point (truth or fiction).

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