Ray Bradbury Quote About Politics

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Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury

“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.”

The Universe is Incredibly Big, Both in Space and Time

If the entire history timeline of the universe was compressed to a single calendar year, modern humans would appear on December 31st at about 11:59pm.

Consider the Big Bang happened on January 1st midnight, then :

First atoms were formed an hour later at, 1 AM
Sun was born on September 1
Earth was born on September 11
Dinosaurs appeared on December 27 and became extinct on December 30

Yes, last day of the year and still humans didn`t appear on earth.

So, first humans/homo sapiens arise on December 31st, 11.39 PM
First man walks on Moon on December 31st, 11.59.59.9 PM
And we close the calendar with Present day being next January 1st, midnight

Timeline of the Universe
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Lex Luthor Took Forty Cakes

Lex Luthor Took Forty Cakes is a popular comic book illustration from the 1978 children’s dictionary The Super Dictionary featuring illustrations of heroes and villains from DC comics. One of the illustrations in the book depicts Lex Luthor, running away with a cart filled with 40 cakes.

It's from the DC Dictionary, which was from a series of books from the '70s designed to help kids read.
Lex Luthor Took Forty Cakes – Super Dictionary

When no one was looking, Lex Luthor
took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes.
That’s as many as four tens.
And that’s terrible.

Deal with it Lex Luthor You never touch my cakes again.
Deal with it Lex Luthor
You never touch my cakes again.

Another trait in the characters is, unsurprisingly for a naturalistic story, not really anything to do with them so much as the short story’s attitude towards them. Naturalism tends to ignore concepts such as rightness or wrongness, in favor of simply stating that things are as they are (objectivism). For example, a non-naturalistic visual “super dictionary” featuring DC comic book characters might say “When no one was looking, Lex Luthor stole forty cakes. He took 40 cakes. That’s as many as four tens. And that’s terrible.” Redundancy and general ludicrosity aside, since it was meant to help children learn when it was published in 1978, it clearly takes a stance on whether Lex Luthor is being morally right or wrong in his actions. Naturalism, in general, typically ignores these concepts. None of the characters in “The Open Boat” are every reprimanded for having a right or wrong opinion by the Correspondent in his notes; they are simply pointed out and left as is. In a sense, the story uses both objectivism at the same time as it is being amoral.

When no one was looking, Lex Luthor took forty cakes
When no one was looking, Lex Luthor
took forty cakes