This is not deliberate stagnation. It's complicated by other forces, see Manual.
We are all made of two: public-goodly-gladhander
The policies are apocryphal, numinous and subject to change.
Get tough and smile!
You are like a tangle of contracts, and I've forgotten which I signed.
I love mommy because mommy loves me.
Someone is choosing teams, so don't be the knock-kneed.
I simply can't wait for the next set of circumstances.
We'll all say the right things, and we'll feel better about how well we enacted
that culture's vernacular.
I think the hero's on vacation. I think the hero's got the decoder. I think of the hero's bill of goods.
The hero pushes the button, and we go to battle with a paradigm box
The customer is always at the table waiting for her apple pie.