nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
But there is a reason! It’s so it can rhyme for the song!
At first I was like “OH SHIT!”
But then I was like, “Well we need that (or any other random) order so that we can alphabetize books and movies and music, look up words in the dictionary, names in a phonebook (does anybody actually do those last two anymore?) etc. It doesn’t need to be in that order, but it needs to be in order. Because everything needs to be in order. No matter how meaningless that order is. So all of this meaning we create from meaningless order….”