"Violent ground acquisition games such as football is in fact a crypto-fascist metaphor for nuclear war."
"Well, you see, Elliot, although Barworld's main attraction is its bars, it is a resort world. It's got a lot of subdivisions."
"And this one's an island, right?"
"Yeah, that's right. It's a resort for drinking football players and fans."
"I don't know. I mean I know, I got the explanation, but I couldn't understand a word of it. Something like two yards to conversion of a left out back, pass the ball and eat the goalpost. Or something like that."
"Sounds hideously complex. A sport only for intellectuals, I imagine."
"Yeah. The strain of thinking about football appears to be so great that the fans watch the teams play and then beat each other up. Once in a while, just for yucks, they drink themselves senseless, have a massive stampede and crush hundreds. Great sport, huh?"
—from Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars by David Bischoff and Harry Harrison
ob1quixote: “Not covered is what to do if the halftime show stinks, a very real danger this year. The solution is, of course, to watch the 2007 Prince halftime show in Miami. Again.”
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