for some strange reason, I am already feeling nostalgic for the (presumably dissipating) unintentional surrealism of it all.
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
— D.H. Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002.
(Acknowledgements to Hart Seely, Pieces of Intelligence (2003).)