1. Something preposterous has happened to the world around me, or
  2. Something preposterous has happened to Alex Hergensheimer’s mind; he should be locked up and sedated.   

I could not think of a third hypothesis; those two seemed to cover all bases. The second hypothesis I need not waste time on. If, I were raising snakes in my hat, eventually other people would notice and come around with a straitjacket and put me in a nice padded room.

So let’s assume that I am sane (or nearly so; being a little bit crazy is helpful). If I am okay, then the world is out of joint.

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) American writer
Job: A Comedy of Justice, ch. 2 [Alex] (1984)

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