God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).

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"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Today's quote

“It’s over already? It seemed so short.”
“You got what everyone gets. You got a lifetime.” – Death (in The Sandman by Neil Gaiman)

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