Notes for Book: Time Out of Joint
Notes for Book: Time Out of Joint GE CLST 60A
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CH 1 CH 2 CH 3 Time Out of Joint Five million unemployed as of February of this year recession and unemployment used as excuse by Democrats to get voted for again 5 7 era after WW2 filled with dishonesty and rebellion among youths not seen before high inflation sequence scanner red blinking dots forming patterns 7 Margo Victor s wife homemaker petitions gov t for change of surroundings son Sammy in school Victor Nielson worked at grocery store owner maybe political orientations easily swayed and placed to no importance by people Ex 5 Liz turning from Democrat to Republican based on majority of state family joined book club because most people in neighborhood did SIGN of conformity 6 8 frozen food available now Margo s brother Ragle strange job uses predictions if correct earns money so maybe a job for filling out puzzles Gazette contests o drank warm beer in service for several years in the Pacific 0 car bought from Germany Volkswagen the Blacks their neighbors hated the TV would never watch it loved socializing Victor s family implies that they don t like their guests Ragle Gumm believed in CONELRAD on TV adapt or perish in W3 11 Blacks brought lasagne cafe expresso Bill Black mid20s worked for water dept uptight Ivy League clothes conservative likely to get promoted assimilates easily no fixed moralsverities would get TV if upper class all had it 12 believed conelrad couldn t save them if bomb came 13 Victor believes fall in store income only cyclical seasonal Ragle mails in box tops has a Magic Decoder Badge 14 for a living 46 years old higher income than Victor who works all day national winner for 2 years for the Where will the little green man be next contest 15 on newspaper makes educated guesses by looking through previous records Junie Black likes flirting with men spends a lot of time with Ragle bad since Ragle spent so much time home when all other men in town at work and only wives at home radio replaced by TV Sammy building radio aka crystal set purpose unknown to trace callssignals has clubhouse in backyard built together with other kids Victor ate too much needs dramamine for indigestion looking for light ord in bathroom when light switches had long since replaced them 0 21 reversion to infancy in the 1930s suggested by Bill Black 0 Victor can t remember where he had seen a light cord before in his memory and yet he knew where he was expecting the cord to be at CH 4 puzzle was to find the correct square among 1208 based on the clues the newspaper gave 23 clues required literary biblical contextual knowledge to solve riddles Lowery representative of the Gazette arrives bringing in checks asks Ragle to number his 6 responses in order of confidencepreference Ragle was given up to 10 chances to guess solution Privilege not given to others 25 Ragle missed only 8 times in 2 and a half year of submissions contest people makes exceptions for him says for every 30 correct one mistake is allowed company wanted to keep him in the contest for some reason 0 Ragle didn t use intellectual thinking to prove solution just estimated and guessed 27 washers ironing available Ragle checking Junie out appears at Junie s garage and compliments her clothes Junie just a few years out of high school likes Ragle Ragle is a man compared to Bill 29 o Ragle once married in his 20s to a secretary who was too ambitious for him 0 Junie also experienced same as Victor walked for a 3rd step when there was really only 2 30 0 go out to the swimming pool Ragle declares his love for Junie and kisses her suggests an affair Junie resists too pure innocent from sin 32 o as Ragle lines up at the soft drink stand looking for beer he realizes how much his life was wasted no job no home no wife 34 feels suddenly nothing voice remote like fainting symptoms world falls away can t see drink stand has a flyer of the stand in his hand adds it to his box 6 flyers now Sammy playing in the ruins his mother was petitioning to get rid of o dragged roofing slats and dirt to make fortress and trench Ragle talks to Victor looks like he s about to cry nervous breakdown thinking of dropping out of the contest 36 Margo likes gossiping Ragle says he s leaving for a break been contributing 250 a month to house expenses now leaving check of 600 considering to go to the VA hospital for veterans for med assistance or going to college using the GI bill to take philosophy 37 0 words arbitrary sign people live in words words more real than the objects represented word is reality 0 box with 6 flyers read softdrink stand door factory building highway drinking fountain bowl of flowers 38 Ragle calls what happened by the softdrink stand a hallucination 0 time is out ofjoint 40 o notices the papes Sammy found in the ruins had the words gas statio cow and bridge on it 42 buys them from Sammy goes to the ruins and finds a phone book plus magazines all the numbers he dials from the phone book are disconnected sometimes a siren sounds 43 CH 5 CH 6 0 magazine shows Marilyn Monroe and her fans as though she is world famous but Ragle Margo Vic all don t known her 46 but know the person beside her Sir Laurence Olivier who Margo saw on TV last year 0 Margo believes they are being duped gov t and media says to watch out for false advertising and frauds 48 Bill Black receives note that calls from Victor s house went for Bridgeland Sherman Devonshire Walnut and Kentfield numbers 0 believed it impossible started making excuses as to why those numbers might show up in Vic s house maybe a stranger goes to Gazette to speak with Lowery says maybe someone printed a list of restaurants and it fell Vic in the store might have found it and took it home believes they have been infiltrated by a traitor Black offers to go over to check thinks maybe Ragle is becoming sane again buys some pens and plans to pretend they are free samples from MUDO the Municipal Utility District Office to go to Victor s house 0 knows about Junie and Ragle Civil Defence looking for volunteers 54 Mrs Keitelbein o Junie recommends Ragle o Ragle interested in helping giving classes about instructions for disaster first aid evacuation believes Junie is using it as an excuse to see him 56 0 split magazines into several categories such as politics economics movies art crime fashions science etc I found most car brands were listed except for Tucker I mentions the possibility of another name Alexander Selkirk man living alone on island surviving by himself in book by Robinson Crusoe Sammy Reds are duping them with their atomic dupe guns 58When When Black stops by Ragle asks if he s heard of Marilyn Monroe who has a secret face on Black knows her other Hollywood stars movies and finding it strange Ragle and Vic doesn t know insists it s been at most only a few years 60 Black furious they have the phonebook and magazines takes them Lowery says Marilyn Monroe wasn t fitted into Vic and Ragle materials might have been found in the bombedout armory rubble 62 US was never bombed why does VicMargoRagle not know of those important figures in history is there some sort of mind control flashback time travelling Ragle Gumm lnc Branch 25 63 phone number in the phonebook Sammy age 10 clubhouse had sign reading NO FASCISTS NAZIS COMMUNISTS FALANGISTS PERONISTS FOLLOWERS OF HLINKA ANDOR BELA KUN ALLOWED o listened to his crystal set hearing static small scratchy voices 0 added antennas placed onto roof o heard on his new radio something about food on weddings hard enough to break teeth said some joke didn t make sense 65 W3840Y calling CQ morse code someone tracking the direction and position of something in the air maybe a rocket 66 o Ragle asks about class schedule on Tues and Thur Helps Mrs Keitelbein s son Walter age 16 move an oak table to the upper floor where the classes will be held 0 during military service he was kept with a person on an island measuring the weather and sending the results to the Navy 10 years ago 33 yrs old 70 o agrees to talk his military experience in uniform o Vic has a psychological experiment yells for employees to run and then pops an airbag employees running in one direction but none to the door some ducked for cover 72 0 city ordinance no smoking in public transport Vic smokes regardless disturbed c all 4 employees ran uniform in same direction demonstrates they had similar experiences 73 o zoned out like Ragle bus became transparent so only the metal parts could be seen people shapeless scarecrows 76 CH 7 radio catching communication bw ships in the sky and their field 77 the Blacks had been going through their house finding it empty and decided to try the backyard clubhouse RUDE o Ragle believes himself insane believing he s actually doing something with his life suddenly decides to leave takes all his money and the Greyhound bus station 0 cab went past closed up factories train tracks vacant lots everything extremely darkdreamyfantasy 84 cabscars not allowed onto the road bw towns trying to keep him in town Nonpareil Lines instead of Greyhound apparently Greyhound never even started 85 deserted area no lights 0 line not moving for hours same lady at the beginning of the line time appears frozen a soldier Wade says he s needed at missile base with his friend Phil drunk Ragle offers to drive for them since the bus line isn t moving at all flat tire arrives at station to get new tire not available goes to Seaside Station in borrowed yellow 1952 Ford CH 8 o a young man police in uniform sunglasses gun told by someone obviously watchingspying on Ragle knows what car he s in the people he talked with where he s heading to o siren goes on motorcycle officer heads out to intercept Ragle who doesn t stop for the officer 0 Ragle clever changes lanes quickly building up traffic around him so he can t be reached 94 0 can t find the station turns off street and hides car entering Frank s BBQ and Drinks too much people no cars in the lotlike the bus depot pattern exits again before anyone notices him 0 believes everyone is against him no one to trust I listens to radio as he drives out of lot broken words and static assumes the people are saying that they re trying their best to search for him and might need more experienced people hears mention of Commander Schulmann with headquarters in Geneva 97 in the middle of nowhere begins thinking he s caught in time illusion of motion turns onto an abandoned roadbroken pavement hills potholes loose soil slams into bushes truck half turned over 98 o walks to top of hill finds ranch house rang the bell old technology fireplace typewriter o lady lets him in looks similar to Mrs Keitelbein her son that looks like Walter offers the phone 0 names are similar too Lady called Mrs Kesselman son called Garret into interior design Ragle says he s looking for a friend had a fight with his wife hosts really trusting Mrs Kesselman brings out an old brand whiskey Jack Daniel supposed to be famous but Ragle doesn t recognize it o asks to stay the night finds peace and order there hosts want to say no but relents later on demands truth on his situation though Ragle said he planned to commit suicide but lost his nerves Lady reveals she knows who Ragle is the whole time she had entered the contests in the Gazette too in 1937 though and won all the way to the top 103 0 says sometimes contests are rigged CH 9 0 Black receives telegram of how the officer lost the truck 0 believes people will be dead the next day if Ragle isn t found thousands of lives perhaps depending on Ragle and his contest 105 o Ragle s answers to the cash prize puzzles are saving lives 0 green man soldier o Ragle gets ready for bed but then sees a radio believes is a tool for his pursuers to use to communicate thinks the Kesselmans are spies too 0 assumes he s the center of the universe 0 reason for why the pursuers went to that much trouble creating fake world to pacify him 108 locks hosts in storage closet to search the house hosts believe him crazy says he s forcing everyone against him by believing everyone is against him 110 o finds phonebook in Kentfield now 0 opens closet find hosts gone cut hole into wall to bedroom to back door left house with dog too 0 whole world trained to know him tapes given out of him 0 sees stacks of newspapers dated to 1997 40 years in the future 0 Ragle believes himself in 1959 reads about the fashions paintings medicine sports of current times 0 articles said he was man of the year pics of his family wife 0 city maintenance people in trucks appear on porch to take him away 0 something placed over his face Ragle breathes in the fumes hears men saying not to hurt him CH 10 o Ragle wakes up at home with no memories told he was found at Frank s BBQ continues to solve the puzzles and contests Junie stops by says Black has been hiring directives against Ragle made appointment for divorce in the afternoon wants to be with Ragle instead feels sick the maintenance people outside his house probably spying on him feels reflexive aversion to them but don t remember why only a feeling of hidingfear finding something important that slipped away CH 11 feels let down by Junie can t communicate with her both busy when the other is available didn t want to appear at the Civil Defense meeting anymore since it became clear Junie wouldn t be there but relents when Mrs Keitelbein persists o feels a sense of emptiness devastation and danger when W2 is mentioned 0 ses the world as dead fake the hills are ashes water contaminated barren 124 0 Mrs Keitelbein reading off a paper by the gov t to answer questions about the dangers of the Hydrogen War should it come talks about enemy missiles and antimissiles 0 Walter suggests building an underground factory to keep producing weapons and missiles when the ones on the surface are destroyed I Ragle feels like the factory model is really familiar something on a magazine no was in there had a feeling he had been in those halls and offices 126 o anxiety a transformation of repressed hostility 127 hates Black for some reason 0 believes himself wanting to live in the future since the factory will only exist in the future maybe he s in the future 0 goes to Victor s store Lucky Penny Supermarket o asks to speak with him heads out across the street for the American Cafe but when he sees the city service truck on the side of the road he insists on going back to the store o tells Vic he wasn t beaten but knows that he had almost gotten to the edge and seen things the way they are not how it has been arranged to be seen 129 o Vic says he saw through to what everything is too people on the bus an illusion only scarecrows propped in their seats but a real driver 130 o Ragle believes them living in some other world they can t see the paper slips he has are perhaps of future technology the softdrink fountaindisappeared when he got in contact with them illusion 0 Black meets with Mr Neroni who has been spying on Ragle has record of conversation bw Ragle and Junie o knows the Keitelbeins are the Kesselmans they had appeared suddenly when the whole situation was dreamed up whole world fake world Ragle in is fake he s been brainwashed 0 doesn t know on whose orders the Kesselmans appeared in town for to give the Civil Defense classes 132 o knows Ragle is capable of returning to sanity making plans and carrying them out they might not be able to find him next time 133 0 VIC tells Margo he s going with Ragle in the city truck for a ride and warns her not to tell the Blacks anything about where they are say they are in the store still 134 o Margo thinks Vic is trying to save Ragle because of the whole thing with Junie o Ragle wants Margo to tell Lowery that he found a better contest apparently they had locked the driver Ted in the back of the truck drives out of city onto highways past Frank s BBQ meets a state line agricultural inspection station where trucks are to drive over a scale 0 fake scale since the inspectorjust waves them on without looking fake only meant to look at passenger cars 137 o highways shifted split into 2 roads with 5 lanes each and the ground not of concrete but a material he didn t recognize 0 advertising signs disappeared only similar trucks everywhere have to buy fuel and food uncertain if their money will even work looks into glove compartment and finds maps meal tickets credit cards 0 finds paper reading one happy world with a snake coiled as an S 139 I federal law demands that the sticker be on the car all the time but taken off when the truck enters town 0 driver says Ragle being outside will only bring harm to himself and others gives him a card says he needs to get in contact with someone soon it has to be important if the gov t is willing to build a whole illusion just for Ragle 0 says the tanks will blow them up if the sticker isn t on right 141 o in war right now 0 lets driver out to place on the sticker who says the credit cards are fake haven t existed for nearly 20 years kerosene not diesel anymore is usedrations 0 driver flees truck meets border military dictatorship receives zone border clearance dated April 3rd 1998 0 stops in town no gas stations available heads over to a diner boys in there looked strange spike in hair toga gowns tattooed cheeks filed teeth 144 0 prices didn t make sense 45 67 20 0 boys in the booths making fun of them for wearing neckties o waitress hasn t seen paper money and banknotes in ages gov t luckily still redeems them gives change in plastic wafers 0 the boys knew who he was but didn t care I stops them at an intersection I calls Ragle a lunatic CH 13 o the boys demand money knows the paper money is no longer in use gives them woojy carbon tet a drug books not making sense brought into a room with a lot of boys and girls the ones in suits hair shaved off were girls plays flutes with nose 0 says MP after lunatics gives them doses of cc 0 old woman enters room landlady in charge of apartments asks if they have jobs 0 Vic says he operates a market with fruits and vegetables lady assumes Ragle is the inspector o woman doesn t believe in vegetables radioactivity not safe to eat I son in war for 3 years already I Ragle makes time connection the contest began 3 years ago 154 I reads a song war bw moon and earth bw humans on earth and colonists on moon lunatics civil war I Ragle learns that he s the savior of the planet the puzzles solve the time and place the next missiles will strike at the people on earth places an antimissile unit on the square of the graph he chose keeping people alive I the Keitelbeins has been trying to tell him the Civil Defense classes was just a history of wars to the present 0 the model of 1998 was to remind him 155 o Ragle was a fashion designer of hats in synthetic aluminum business disappeared suddenly said to have committed suicide another missile predictor found 0 Vic all those strange things that happenedthe light cords the people in the market must have been together and done the same jobs only 40 years later Vic must have lived on the outside where there were light cords but was transferred to the town to live in the 1950s 0 enters a pharmacy to make the call Armed Services Mrs Keitelbein appears knowing he had remembered reveals she s a lunatic and wanted him to remember again so approached him time and time again even when his memory was wiped clean 159 o Ragle was going to join the lunatics but never made it the MPs caught him and kept him making the predictions through the ruse of a game without ethical qualms 159 public told Ragle has a respiratory condition that requires him living in solitude in S America 0 One Happy World slogan for those who believe there s no future for interplanetary travel God said so 0 pamphlet The Struggle Against Tyranny circulated among the thousands of workers in the plants under Ragle Gumm Inc I volunteered to serve the gov t but soon changed his mind after several months saw patterns sooner than anyone 0 MPs won t be able to find them the streets outside the drugstore disappeared stor between towns in motion 0 town Ragle s been living in is Wyoming built from reconstruction of several old towns blown up in the early parts of the war the ruins are the remainings of an armory of Kemmerer o stays to read his biography in Time magazine CH 14 o Vic and Ragle argue about politicians 1987 election Moraga too gullible with too much theory and too less experience Vic believes a man should have his principles carried out regardless of anything 0 1993 Moraga forbade American trade on Luna boycott on lunar goods Buy Antore v Buy at home 0 disparity with Wolfe on same ticket causing the civil war 0 Vic believes Wolfe traitors VP took over when Moraga became too ill restored funding for lunar projects Vic believes it all for CA liberals to get their vote for the next term 163 Ragle doesn t believe there to be anything wrong with trade with the Lunars civil war tore up families Lunatics on Earth sent to concentration camps in Nevada and Arizona Luna more well trained now one side of Luna kept away from earth so it can t be bombed but every part of earth is revealed to Luna 164 o crops grown in hydroponics tanks underground no atmosphere to carry dust gravity drives dust into space installations institutes underground a few thousand people but contained and safe 0 attack program warheads placed into transport and fired at earth once or twice and smaller strikes of research rockets disrupts lives on earth bc they don t know what will come next 165 o Ragle s predictions haven t been as good as he has been told Lunars randomizing their patterns joined the Lunar cause bc it wasn t their fault 0 Black reveals to Margo they know Vic and Ragle are gone 0 his wife was only a prop Junie doesn t know 167 0 had to keep track of 1600 names 0 Margo realizes they ve been spied on all the time the Blacks visited the town was all props painted people painted streets only a series of tapes played and acted out 167 o no radios because things would have been picked up 0 Black realizes the Kesselmans and the Keitelbeins are all the same people sent to wake up Ragle s memories 0 Black is probably in trouble with his superiors stays at Margo s house overnight in case Ragle returns Junie crying thinks Black is having affair with Margo 0 Black is Major William Black US Board of Strategic Planning Western Theater once a student of Ragle s plotting out missile strikes 0 Ragle wasn t conditioned got into a dilemma which he solved by withdrawing to a time of tranquillity before the war when he was born in the 50s 168 o Margo isn t related to Vic or Ragle is the wife of Black instead I had 2 children with him 2 daughters ages 4 and 5 married for 6 years I Sammy is Vic and his wife s son I Victor ran a grocery store in Oregon 0 Ragle says the Lunar colonists were correct 0 lunatics believed to be discontented people firing on Federal troops if something did not go with their planning 0 Ragle sent to Venus where the high officials were Venus had cured cancer and heart trouble nothing wrong with interplanetary travel natural to migrate Ragle sets himself back into his childhood with his parents Mrs Keitelbein approaches him says everything Ragle needed to be comfortable was given to him 175 o Ragle was to meet with a lunatic who was caught the day before and revealed to the MP that Ragle was one of them 0 people in the concentration camps were brainwashed to become a so called better man Old Town built from volunteers except for Ragle 176 Ragle learned that the lunatics had agreed to come to terms in the first weeks of the war asked for a small effort to be maintained for colonization and the lunatics were not to be subject to punishment when the hostilities topped I Denver s gov t would have agreed if Ragle hadn t existed threat of missile attacks and lack of public support but 3 yrs of war had changed opinions civil war means sacrifice being loyal to what they believe in Ragle agrees to go with the lunatics to leave Earth joins Walter and Mrs Keitelbein besides a transport 0 Victor doesn t follow him will return to the Old Town
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