Dec 15 2006

Fictionlet

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“You know how there are snakes that can un-hinge their jaw to swallow prey whole?” Greg said. “After reading all these political rants I sometimes think there must be people who can do the same thing with their brains.”

“Finding their arguments a bit hard to swallow?” Brigid said.

“Well not just that,” said Greg, “but the underlying mindset. Push the right button, and somebody who was just now a perfectly sane, rational person will turn into a ranting banshee spewing nonsensical invective.”

“Hence, their brain has become unhinged,” said Brigid.

“Precisely.”

Brigid shrugged. “Makes as much sense as anything, I suppose. Although it gives me an uncomfortable mental image of a talking head with a dislocated brainpan.”

-The Gneech

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