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Having been enjoying Mark Reads lately - in particular, him reading Pratchett's The Truth - I found myself rereading the book too, and a passage just struck me as surprisingly apt...

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"... Oh, and High Priest Ridcully is telling everyone that he thinks Lord Vetinari went mad because the day before he'd been telling him about a plan to make lobsters fly through the air."

"Lobsters flying through the air," said Vimes flatly.

"And something about sending ships by semaphore, sir."

"Oh, dear. And what is Mr Scrope saying?"

"Apparently he says he's looking forward to a new era in our history and will put Ankh-Morpork back on the path of responsible citizenship, sir."

"Is that the same as the lobsters?"

"It's political, sir. Apparently he wants a return to the values and traditions that made the city great, sir."

"Does he know what those values and traditions were?" said Vimes, aghast.

"I assume so, sir," said Carrot, keeping a straight face.

"Oh my gods. I'd rather take a chance on the lobsters."

-- The Truth, Terry Pratchett
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