Sunday, January 20, 2013

Shannon McFarland says...

'Evie and me, we did this infomercial. It's one of those television commercials you think is a real program except it's just a thirty minute pitch. The television camera cuts to another girl in a sequined dress, this one is wading through an audience of snow birds and Midwest tourists. The girl offers a golden anniversary couple in matching Hawaiian shirts a selection of canapes from a silver tray, but the couple and everybody else in their double knits and camera necklaces, they're staring up and to the right at something off camera. You know it's the monitor. It's eerie, but what's happening is the folks are staring at themselves in the monitor staring at themselves in the monitor staring at themselves in the monitor, on and on, completely trapped in a reality loop that never ends.'

- Shannon McFarland (Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk, 1999)

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