2 comments for “The Joke’s On/In You

  1. 2019.03.21 at 1221

    I’m reminded of Russell Hoban’s “Riddley Walker,” in which a post-apocalyptic culture’s entire worldview derives from a nursery rhyme/puppet show/catechism explicated layer upon layer. It’s a bizarre and disturbing example of how language shapes consciousness.

    • 2019.03.21 at 1355

      And I’m now reminded of the premise for Galaxy Quest, where aliens take broadcasts of a Star Trek-like space opera as though they were “historical documents.” So there.

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