Just some chick.
(this is in Spanish but it's got photos!! http://oyeborges.blogspot.com/2011/09/tlon-uqbar-orbis-tertius-y-la-anglo.html)
whoops! from Wikipedia, I mean.
Love this so MUCH, my gosh. Thank you.
Mind you, I always thought that Tlön was just a way of describing the real world of books and readers as they existed contemporaneous with Borges's writing, existed before him, exist now; a world called into being through the operations of philosophy, literature and imagination. From (forgive me, but I looked into this some years back and it's correct): "There in fact exists an Anglo-American Encyclopedia, which is a plagiarism, differently paginated, of the tenth edition of the Encyclopedia, and in which the 46th volume is TOT-UPS, ending on p. 917 with Upsala, and followed by Ural–Altaic in the next volume; Uqbar would fall in between."
@Smedley T (p.s. I am a HUGE Madrigal fan. Just the one remark was XXL-absurd.)
@Smedley T haha, er. (Maria here.) Readily admit that principled capitalists are growing scarcer (also, pls leave Ms Rand on permahold.)
@deepomega well, hmm... the word 'addiction' is used for a lot of compulsive behaviors that people are uncomfortable with themselves for persisting in, as Madrigal so ably describes ('machine zone' applies to a lot of things, including 'shopping addiction', 'slot machine addiction' 'gambling addiction' etc.) I don't think there need be much confusion there. As for "low art" haha I am about the world's biggest fan of that (even wrote a little book about it.)
I kind of feel that this WAS such a favoriting.
@Clarence Rosario haha! I've got such a love of terrible jokes, so, perfect for me. (They have a bad-joke animated safety video on Virgin too.)
@KarenUhOh true! Love 'em. My favorite one said, "in the unlikely event we land in the water, small children can be used as a flotation device."