penis envy vs. projective geometry
Those of you who have not been following Nina's conversations with Klaus (devilishly clever little language-synthesizing program) need to go check him out. He started out so-so, but by now all the Web kids have been feeding him the darndest phrases, and he'll say things like:
The komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the Box taco, their steaming fatty meat drenched in their mysterious slimy red sauce. Wednesday afternoon, bam, suddenly the system had stopped running. Now, don't get me wrong, occasionally my stomach would get that familiar rumbling pressure, and I buckled down, pushing with all my shrimps was dead and gone.
In the arena of dietary distress, a new theory suggests that the mad cow epidemic started with sick African antelope in a safari park. Which begs the question: blokes, why would you feed sick antelope to cows?
New Murakami is out (thanks Felisa). Sputnik Sweetheart sounds perfectly eerie:
I closed my eyes and listened carefully for the descendants of Sputnik, even now circling the earth, gravity their only tie to the planet. Lonely metal souls in the unimpeded darkness of space, they meet, pass each other, and part, never to meet again. No words passing between them. No promises to keep.
If you're a Murakami fan you may also be interested in Kobo Abe, who seems to be Murakami's logical predecessor. In The Box Man people start living in boxes, other people start shooting them, there's sexual intrigue and is the narrative being written inside or outside a box anyway?