"Every man is broken into twenty-four-hour fractions, and then again
within those twenty-four hours. It's a daily pantomime, one man yielding
control to the next: a backstage crowded with old hacks clamoring for
their turn in the spotlight. Every week, every day."
the short story which inspired the cracking nature-of-identity
thriller Memento. As well as adding intriguing flesh to
some of the film's backplot and subliminals, it'll also spoil the
plot if you've not seen it. But the film will spoil the plot of the
story as well.
("P.S.: AFTER YOU'VE READ THIS, HIDE IT AGAIN.")
|Signs that you're playing too many text
one: Seeing a key on the pavement and instinctively reaching to
pick it up, because you'll probably need it to open a door, later.
|Presumably unintentional, but this week's Guardian Guide
has a fine picture of a vampire egg, if you hold the front
page to sunlight. (And, optionally, stake it.)