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Tonic or Cereal?

“Achilles : Oh, I couldn’t tell. Well, now I REALLY want to            find that bottle of tonic. For some reason, my lips              are burning. And nothing would taste better than            a drink of popping-tonic.
Tortoise : That stuff is renowned for its thirst quenching            powers. Why in some places people very nearly go         crazy over it. At the turn of the century in Vienna,              the Schönberg food factory stopped making tonic,          and started making cereal instead. You can’t                   imagine the uproar that caused.”

Douglas HOFSTADTER,
in “Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid”
M.C.Escher’s Convex and Concave (1955 Lithograph)

 

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