Comments on Gratuitous Literary Fragment #63 (circles of power)

Ruxor (2009-09-04T12:36:23Z)

Non, je n'ai aucune idée de quelle peut être la clé de l'énigme. En fait, j'espère vaguement qu'un lecteur va en proposer une géniale. :-)

Arthur Rainbow (2009-09-04T09:00:11Z)

Un peu énervant comme fin, même si on finit par s'habituer à lire ce genre de chose.
La question que je me pose, est-ce que toi, Ruxor, tu sais quel est ce dont tu parles à la fin, ou as tu juste décidé qu'il y avait quelque chose sans savoir quoi?

jonas (2005-11-14T11:14:35Z)

Nice.

However, we already know this from the Hitchhiker's Guide:

"The president in particular is very much a figurehead – he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of a finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had – he has already spent two of his ten Presidential years in prison for fraud. Very very few people realize that the President and the Government have virtually no power at all, and of those few people only six know whence ultimate political power is wielded. Most of the others secretly belive that the ultimate decision-making process is handled by a computer. They couldn't be more wrong."

Nathania (2005-11-10T02:58:38Z)

Tell us, O Ruxor, will the Small Fact be disclosed? (Your readers are on the edges of their seats.)

Sherlock Holmes (2005-11-09T07:50:21Z)

<spoiler>
The actual power is wielded by Ruxor, author of the Gratuitous Literary Fragment. All the figures are really subdued to his will for fear of literal Armageddon.
</spoiler>


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