Pig-farmer Joseph Harris, in his classic 1894 manual, comments that “Like all other animals, pigs adapt themselves to the circumstances in which they are placed.” So do humans, presumably. The story attempts to find out.
Freaks were in demand in the Medieval world. Fortunately for young Nicholas, we’re much more enlightened about deviance these days.
The Poincare Recurrence Theorem says that in certain physical systems, history repeats itself. So there can’t be events like love at first sight. Which other stories are ruled out? Friend, you already know the answer. This story helps you remember.
The story of an old man trying to deal with a shiny new future that comes with every option except an undo feature.
What is it about falling in love? Why does it invariably attract midgets, excess humidity, time machines, four-legged cows and Milton Friedman? There really has to be a simpler way to keep the species going. At the very least, let’s stop encouraging the disease. Please don’t read this story.
“No man is an island, entire of itself,” wrote John Donne, “every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” True enough. But connectivity is not stability. Archipelagos constantly reshape themselves. Take the case of a landmass called Thomas Kumagai…