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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: When Ragle keeps seeing random objects dissolve into slips of paper with their names on them.


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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: When Ragle keeps seeing random objects dissolve into slips of paper with their names on them.


* AnachronismStew: [[spoiler: Intentional. Ragle's town is mash-up of pleasant memories from his childhood, regardless of whether they're period-accurate.]]
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Every week, Ragle pours hours of work into solving the newspaper puzzle so that he can keep up his winning streak. [[spoiler: In actuality, he's figuring out where the Lunar colonists' next missile will strike.]]

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* AnachronismStew: [[spoiler: Intentional.[[spoiler:Intentional. Ragle's town is mash-up of pleasant memories from his childhood, regardless of whether they're period-accurate.]]
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Every week, Ragle pours hours of work into solving the newspaper puzzle so that he can keep up his winning streak. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In actuality, he's figuring out where the Lunar colonists' next missile will strike.]]



* ClosedCircle: [[spoiler: The town. It takes Ragle two tries and help from his brother-in-law to escape.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: When Ragle goes to the bus station and the Bar-B-Q, he ends up standing in lines that never progress forward. He suspects this is being orchestrated on purpose to stall him. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler: The town was created and maintained by the military.]]
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: The town is one, which Ragle entered of his own volition.]]

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* ClosedCircle: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The town. It takes Ragle two tries and help from his brother-in-law to escape.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: When Ragle goes to the bus station and the Bar-B-Q, he ends up standing in lines that never progress forward. He suspects this is being orchestrated on purpose to stall him. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's right.]]
* GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The town was created and maintained by the military.]]
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The town is one, which Ragle entered of his own volition.]]



* SettlingTheFrontier: [[spoiler: The lunatics colonists on the Moon.]]
* StepfordSuburbia: Ragle's town, which turns out to be [[spoiler: fake.]]

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* SettlingTheFrontier: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The lunatics colonists on the Moon.]]
* StepfordSuburbia: Ragle's town, which turns out to be [[spoiler: fake.[[spoiler:fake.]]


''TimeOutOfJoint'' is a typical [[MindScrew trip]] from PhilipKDick containing many of his trademarks: conspiracies, paranoia, science fiction, nuclear war, and a protagonist who can never be sure if what he's experiencing is real or not.

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''TimeOutOfJoint'' ''Time Out of Joint'' is a typical [[MindScrew trip]] from PhilipKDick Creator/PhilipKDick containing many of his trademarks: conspiracies, paranoia, science fiction, nuclear war, and a protagonist who can never be sure if what he's experiencing is real or not.
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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: When Ragle keeps seeing random objects dissolve into slips of paper with their names on them.


* [[spoiler: ClosedCircle: The town. It takes Ragle two tries and help from his brother-in-law to escape.]]

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* [[spoiler: ClosedCircle: [[spoiler: The town. It takes Ragle two tries and help from his brother-in-law to escape.]]



* [[spoiler: GovernmentConspiracy: The town was created and maintained by the military.]]
* [[spoiler: LotusEaterMachine: The town is one, which Ragle entered of his own volition.]]

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* [[spoiler: GovernmentConspiracy: [[spoiler: The town was created and maintained by the military.]]
* [[spoiler: LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: The town is one, which Ragle entered of his own volition.]]



* [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot: A prototypical example. Ragle isn't a reality tv star, but he's still living in a fake suburban town, being perpetually watched by the people who put him there, and he starts to catch on in much the same way that Truman did.]]

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* [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot: A TrumanShowPlot: [[spoiler:A prototypical example. Ragle isn't a reality tv star, but he's still living in a fake suburban town, being perpetually watched by the people who put him there, and he starts to catch on in much the same way that Truman did.]]

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* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Every week, Ragle pours hours of work into solving the newspaper puzzle so that he can keep up his winning streak. [[spoiler: In actuality, he's figuring out where the Lunar colonists' next missile will strike.]]

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* [[spoiler: LotusEaterMachine: The town is one, which Ragle entered of his own volition.]]

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* [[spoiler: ClosedCircle: The town. It takes Ragle two tries and help from his brother-in-law to escape.]]


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* [[spoiler: GovernmentConspiracy: The town was created and maintained by the military.]]


Ragle Gumm is a World War II veteran living with his sister, Margo, and her husband and son in an idyllic little town in TheFifties. He makes his living as a newspaper puzzle champion, and spends his free time relaxing, enjoying his modest fame, and flirting with his neighbor's pretty wife.

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Ragle Gumm is a World War II veteran living with his sister, Margo, and her husband and son in an idyllic little town in TheFifties. He makes his living as a newspaper puzzle champion, and spends his ample free time relaxing, enjoying his modest fame, fame amongst the locals, and flirting with his neighbor's pretty wife.



Ragle tries to buy a snack from a soft-drink stand, but the stand dissolves into thin air leaving behind a slip of paper that reads "SOFT-DRINK STAND." He rides on a bus, but sees the bus reduced to a mere framework and all the passengers disappear except for him and the driver. He digs around in some muddy ruins and finds a phone book full of disconnected numbers and a magazine featuring some [[Creator/MarilynMonroe movie star]] he's never heard of. When his brother-in-law has an unnerving episode of déjà vu in the bathroom, Ragle starts to wonder if the problem is not in his own head, but in the world around him.

''TimeOutOfJoint'' is a typical [[MindScrew trip]] from PhilipKDick containing many of his trademarks: conspiracies, paranoia, science fiction, nuclear war, and a protagonist who can never be sure if what he's experiencing is real or not.



* BrokenMasquerade: It starts when various objects melt away in front of Ragle, leaving behind slips of paper describing them, and it gets more broken when he finds the phone book and magazines.
* ContrivedCoincidence: When Ragle goes to the bus station and the Bar-B-Q, he ends up standing in lines that never progress forward. He suspects this is being orchestrated on purpose to stall him. [[spoiler: He's right.]]



* StepfordSuburbia: Ragle's town which turns out to be [[spoiler: fake.]]

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* SettlingTheFrontier: [[spoiler: The lunatics colonists on the Moon.]]
* StepfordSuburbia: Ragle's town town, which turns out to be [[spoiler: fake.]]]]
* [[spoiler:TrumanShowPlot: A prototypical example. Ragle isn't a reality tv star, but he's still living in a fake suburban town, being perpetually watched by the people who put him there, and he starts to catch on in much the same way that Truman did.]]
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Ragle Gumm is a World War II veteran living with his sister, Margo, and her husband and son in an idyllic little town in TheFifties. He makes his living as a newspaper puzzle champion, and spends his free time relaxing, enjoying his modest fame, and flirting with his neighbor's pretty wife.

Now if only he could stop hallucinating.

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* AnachronismStew: [[spoiler: Intentional. Ragle's town is mash-up of pleasant memories from his childhood, regardless of whether they're period-accurate.]]
* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Junie.
* StepfordSuburbia: Ragle's town which turns out to be [[spoiler: fake.]]

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