“Ihr Kabelfernsehen ist in Schwierigkeiten geraten, geraten Sie nicht in Panik. Widerstehen Sie der Versuchung zu lesen oder mit einem geliebten Wesen zu reden. Bemühen Sie sich auch nicht um eine sexuelle Beziehung, denn durch die jahrelange Fernsehstrahlung sind Ihre Geschlechtsorgane vertrocknet und nicht mehr zu gebrauchen.”


“25 Windhundwelpen” (Serienguide), Die Simpsons (Staffel 6, Episode 18). Fiktion oder Wirklichkeit? :)

Der Soldat

Ist mir beim Schreiben meiner Verweigerung untergekommen.

“Als der Krieg aus war, kam der Soldat nach Haus. Aber er hatte kein Brot. Da sah er einen, der hatte Brot. Den schlug er tot. Du darfst doch keinen totschlagen, sagte der Richter. Warum nicht, fragte der Soldat.”

Wolfgang Borchert, deutscher Schriftsteller

Der Autor ist nach Google Wolfgang Borchert, sicher bin ich aber nicht.

Fahrenheit 451

…”She didn’t want to know how a thing was done, but why. That can be embarrassing. You ask why to a lot of thing and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl’s better off dead.”

“Yes, dead.”

“Luckily, queer ones like her don’t happen often. We know how to nip most of them in the bud, early. You can’t build a house without nails and wood. If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. 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 governenment is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry about 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. The 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. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can, nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won’t be measured or equated without making man feel bestial or lonely. I know, I’ve tried it; to hell with it. So bring on your clubs and parties, your acrobats and magicians, your daredevils, jet cars, motorcycle helicopters, your sex and heroin, more of everything to do with automatic reflex. If the drama is bad, if the film says nothing, if the play is hollow, sting me with the theremin, loudly. I’ll think I’m responding to the play when it’s only a tactile reaction to the vibration. But I don’t care. I just like solid entertainment.”

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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