Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.
Gore Vidal(b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. Interview with author Martin Amis, published in Observer (London, 7 Feb. 1982).
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Geoff Fortytwo's favorite web pages:
Philosophy and Science
Cryptography and Free Speech
Scams, Scares, and Hoaxes
The Hobbit and other Tolkien stuff
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Infocom & Interactive Fiction
History of Computers
History of Science
Space Knowledge & Exploration
I like these images. They're just plain cool. Unfortunately I don't have a use for them, so I'm just going to gratuitously display them here.