13 Mar 2011

Quote of the day

Ladies and gentlemen!
You've read about it in the newspapers!
Now shudder as you observe.
Before your very eyes.
That most rare and tragic of nature's mistakes!
I give you...the average man!

Physically unremarkable, it has instead a deformed set of values.
Notice the hideously bloated sense of humanity's importance.
The club-footed social conscience and the withered optimism.
Most repulsive of all, are its frail and useless notions of order and sanity.
If too much weight is placed upon them...they snap.

How does it live, I here you ask?
How does this poor, pathetic specimen survive in todays harsh and irrational world?
The sad answer is "not very well".

Faced with the inescapable fact that human existence is mad, random and pointless, one in eight of them crack up and go stark slivering buggo!
Who can blame them?
In a world as psychotic as this...any other response would be crazy!

Joker in The Killing Joke by Alan Moore

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