“Now he was fifty-four years old and was as intriguing to corporate America as an airplane built from mud. He could not find work, could not find clients. He had moved from Schwinn to Huffy to Frontier Manufacturing Partners to Alan Clay Consulting to sitting at home watching DVDs of the Red Sox winning the Series in ’04 and ’07. The game when they hit four consecutive home runs against the Yankees. April 22, 2007. He’d watched these four and a half minutes a hundred times and each viewing brought him something like joy. A sense of rightness, of order. It was a victory that could never be taken away.”

–Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King, 2012

 

“THE FIRST THING I LEARNED AS A KID TRAPPED IN LIMBO WAS NOT TO TRUST ANYBODY! THE SECOND THING WAS ESPECIALLY NOT TO TRUST DEMONS!

–Louise Simonson, NEW MUTANTS, Vol. 1, No. 63, “Redemption,” 1988

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