"We arrive at meaning when we dispense with knowledge," concluded the truncated philosopher, a great proponent of Socrates, for he was the first to say anything of consequence and would be forevermore. But might we not have also ignored the matter of the very long cigar, containing not tobacco, but the effervescence of procreation? The off-putting (though quite gentle) captain did see to it that his fetid but lengthy cigars be slipped into waiting torpedo silos. Freud, too, been clear on the issue, espousing our preoccupation. It is a highly vaporous act, he concluded resolutely. But unvaporous acts also abound, we might then counter, such as those that we entertain when entertaining the past, Marilyn.