Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Afternoon Cigar

Rocky Patel Sun Grown.

We're still making our way through Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. We got a kick out of this paragraph on page 233:

The reporters who came to the press conference in the office of the John Galt Line were young men who had been trained to think that their job consisted of concealing from the world the nature of its events. It was their daily duty to serve as audience for some public figure who made utterances about the public good, in phrases carefully chosen to convey no meaning. It was their daily job to sling words together in any combination they pleased, so long as the words did not fall into a sequence saying something specific.

Copyrighted in 1957, but could have easily been written yesterday.