Sorry I haven't been making the rounds lately or posting much; I will soon. Right now I've got a sinus infection and am trying to finish Gravity's Rainbow (about halfway through).
The war has ended. Slothrop realized there's a conspiracy against him, but he doesn't know its exact nature. He's gone AWOL to hide from "Them", and learned that he was "sold" to a scientific lab as a child in exchange for a Harvard education (apparently, the lab is where he was programmed to respond to missiles in that unusual way). He also learned that at least one of the German V-2 rockets contained a mysterious substance developed in the U.S., called "Imipolex-G". He wants to find that rocket.
Googling "Imipolex G" brings up a lotta hits: Galleries, art projects, an indie rock band. But no one knows what it is.
Richard is having pizza with Allen and some other fellas who are - I don't think this is too strong a word - obsessed with Ron Paul.
Petscop: Overview of Video 5
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