Wednesday August 4, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part V: Command and Conquer


NARRATOR: 3317 Paris...

GEN. TAGON: There's no point torturing me.  I don't know anything.

I'm here accidentally.

TORTURER: Yes, yes, we accidentally abducted a retired Celeschul Defense Services General.

We can't release you, though, so it falls to me to derive some value from all this added risk.

GEN. TAGON: Bad business, kid.  You're chasing a sunk cost.

TORTURER: The military strategist is an armchair economist!  Who would have suspected?

GEN. TAGON: Somebody who knows that I'm living off a successful retirement plan, perhaps?

TORTURER: Then I shall torture you for investment advice.