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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 19 February 2011 09:45:07PM 12 points [-]

This reminds me of a bit in the Illuminatus! trilogy-- there was a man who had filing cabinets full of information about the Kennedy assassination. [1]

He kept hoping that he'd find one more piece of information which would make sense of everything he'd accumulated, little realizing that most of what he had was people getting things wrong and covering their asses.

[1] Once upon a time, it was normal to store information in filing cabinets, and there was only one Kennedy assassination.

Comment author: Apprentice 08 June 2011 09:46:40PM 5 points [-]

Sounds like me and my PhD project.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 08 June 2011 09:58:23PM 3 points [-]

If you don't mind, what was the subject?