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But Reality has a habit of intruding.

Truman DID get out of the Show...

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 06:45:39 AM EST
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If "The Truman Show" had been reality, the producer would not have called off his storm. Truman got out because it is fiction.
by det on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 08:27:24 AM EST
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Disagree: the producer was acting "rationally" in the circumstances.

Simple calculation.

"If I kill Truman: end of show. It I let him live, I might persuade him to stay, and the show goes on."

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 08:37:34 AM EST
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Good point. Truman was lucky he had a rational producer. Unfortunately, I don't know that we can say the same for ourselves.
by det on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 08:55:39 AM EST
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Good point.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 08:58:52 AM EST
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You sound like civilised gentlemen playing tennis.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 08:59:53 AM EST
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No-one civilised plays tennis any more....

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 17th, 2007 at 09:13:56 AM EST
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