Title text: I wonder what I was dreaming to prompt that. I hope it wasn't the Richard Stallman Cirque de Soleil thing again.
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Cueball, presumably representing Randall, begins each day with a reasonable perspective on the relative unimportance of an internet browser within the world at large, but quickly loses that perspective as his enthusiasm for Firefox gets the better of him. The humor stems from the irony that Cueball is relieved to trade the a richer perspective for a simpler, browser-oriented world view.
At the title text we have Richard Stallman, an American software freedom activist and computer programmer connected to Cirque du Soleil. Supporting free software is more serious like being an artist at a circus.
- Sometimes, when I first wake up, I am caught in the horrible grip of perspective.
- [Cueball sitting up in bed.]
- Cueball: It may be a jewel of open source, but Firefox is JUST A BROWSER. It shows WEBPAGES. What the hell is WRONG with us?
- Fortunately, this subsides quickly.