A tanka written by Lee Sonogan
I suspect that a lot of the stress we see around us arises from the cognitive dissonance set up by one side of the brain hearing very plausible spin while the other side knows it just ain’t so – David Palmer
Hold aversion lour,
Declass dystonic chasten.
I tend to work on the principle that much humour relies on cognitive dissonance – on the foreground not matching the background, on the protagonist’s response to a situation being inappropriate, and so on. – Charles Stross