A: You know what I think?
B: I’m afraid you’re about to tell me.
A: I think that the barrier between words and symbols and numbers is breaking down.
B: Please provide an example.
A: Gladly. For instance, I’m beginning to perceive human sexual relations in binary terms.
B: You’re tired of masturbation?
A: No. Yes.
B: Zero. One.
B: Never mind. Please continue.
A: Ok. For example, let me construct a metaphor. Human sexuality occurs between poles and holes.
B: For a moment I thought you were going to say “between men and women.”
A: Ever hear of homosexuality?
B: I’ll assume that’s a rhetorical question.
A: Returning to my metaphor: human sexuality occurs between poles and holes.
B: Let me guess: you’re assigning binary digits to poles and holes.
A: Exactly! Holes are zero and poles are one.
B: I see what you mean. Holes are round, hence zero.
B: And poles are straight, hence one.
B: You’re forgetting that some holes are lesbian and some poles are gay.
A: Yes, but one represents a man and one is straight.
B: I thought you were bisexual.
A: I’m confused.
B: Same difference.