From: larne@canetoad.dialup.access.not (Larne Pekowsky)
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Subject: Life In Abstraction-Land (1)
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 22:24:37 GMT
Organization: The Jersey Outback
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Message-ID: <1997Dec1.222437.8484@canetoad.dialup.access.not>

Once there was a thing, wandering around the place, doing stuff.

Then it blew up.

A bunch of other things gathered around the crater.  Some were sad,
because they had liked the first thing.  Others were glad, because
they had hated it.  But most were sad, not out of any great sense of
loss, but because they had missed seeing it blow up.  It wasn't often
that a thing blew up, after all.

Or so they thought.

Then all the other things blew up.

And the real tragedy here is that they all missed seeing each other
blow up too, because they were all to busy blowing up themselves.

Sometimes life is like that.

And sometimes, of course, it isn't.