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  • "After Mr Jones left I stared out the gray window at the rain until a pretty little student nurse brought me the folder on Eric Cannon and said she'd bring the family to the office. After she left, I mused for a few seconds on what is called in the medical profession the p phenomenon: the tendency of starched nurses uniforms to make it seem as if all nurses were bountifully blessed in the bosom and thus shaped like the letter 'p'. It meant that doctors surveying the field could never be sure that a nurse they were flirting with was proportioned like two grapefruit on a stick or two peas on an ironing board."

    - 'The Dice Man', Luke Rhinehart.

    February 1, 2008