Light Reading

Some light reading to cure a Sunday hangover:

HUGO: Inaugurators will be training liquidation officers, while liquidation officers will be training inaugurators.

DIRECTOR: And will it then be inaugurated by a liquidation officer trained by an inaugurator, or by an inaugurator trained by a liquidation officer?

HUGO: Another training will have to be organized. Inaugurationally trained liquidation officers training liquidationally trained inaugurators, and liquidationally trained inaugurators training inaugurationally trained liquidation officers.

DIRECTOR: And will it then be inaugurated by a liquidationally trained inaugurator trained by an inaugurationally trained liquidation officer, or by an inaugurationally trained liquidation officer trained by a liquidationally trained inaugurator?

HUGO: By the latter of course!

Excerpt taken from Vaclav Havel’s absurd play The Garden Party, critiquing modern bureaucracy and the power of language as a weapon of consent in 1960s Czechoslovakia.

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