Friday, January 24, 2014

You May Not Be Awake Right Now

In the early days of my addiction to Facebook, there was a "thing" that went around where a person would grab the nearest book, turn to page 56, and copy the fifth sentence as his or her status.

It mostly resulted in a lot of random non-sequiturs like "But the owl lay motionless and pathetic as a toy on the floor of her cage" (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows),  "His plans are far from ripe, I think, but they are ripening" (The Fellowship of the Ring), and "We ordered this huge pizza and it took like forever to get there and when it got there the guy had this huge zit on his chin!" (Almost the Truth About Youth Ministry: Salesmen, Secretaries, and Smart Alecks).


But every once in a while, you would come upon something truly thought provoking; something that would make you stop in your tracks and reconsider your understanding of the cosmos; something that made you laugh and wonder how anyone could have ever committed such a phrase to paper.

Something like this, from U.S. News & World Report, Vol 145, No 14:

"After taking AMBIEN CR, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing."

Sign me up for some-o-dat!

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