Greek Mythology

“Now keep in mind that the typical Greek myth goes something like this: innocent shepherd boy is minding his own business, an overflying god spies him and gets a hard-on, swoops down and rapes him silly; while the victim is still staggering around in a daze, that god’s wife or lover, in a jealous rage, turns him—the helpless, innocent victim, that is–into let’s say an immortal turtle and e.g. power-staples him to a sheet of plywood with a dish of turtle food just out of his reach and leaves him out in the sun forever to be repeatedly disemboweled by army ants and stung by hornets or something.”

Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

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2 Responses to Greek Mythology

  1. Brian says:

    Clearly I need to read Cryptonomicon.

  2. ecto says:

    It’s sitting in that big-ass 1000-book d/l I got last year. I think I shared it. Did I share it? If not, dropbox crypto.

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