Sunday, June 22, 2008

Someday, I'm Telling You, They'll Make A...

"If they can make machines to save us labor,
someday they'll do our hearts the very same favor."
—The Dismemberment Plan, "Memory Machine"

"The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe."
—Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

And while we're at it, both of these definitely came out before Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Take that, Michel Gondry!

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