Posted: May 27, 2018 1:39 am
by Alan C
Absurdity like this often makes me think the US could wind up like the Adeptus Mechanicus in a century and quotes like this wouldn't be out of place;

In ancient times, men built wonders, laid claim to the stars and sought to better themselves for the good of all. But we are much wiser now.

When uttering the incantation, mark well that the rod is upon and not within the intake. The second incantation should not be uttered until all the fumes have come forth, then the way shall be clear for the sacred words to penetrate unto the heart of the engine. If the mounting be hot say the third rune, if it be cold the fourth rune is more appropriate. For then the wrath of the engine will be aroused...

I'm also reminded of a comic that satirised this sort of batshittery, ending with a frame featuring a Chinese grad student thanking the US for continuing in this manner and therefore relinquish paid science positions to asian and Indian students.