One Of These Subway Columns Is a Goddamn Liar

"We require a visible past, a visible continuum, a visible myth of origin, which reassures us about our end. Because finally we have never believed in them."

You can pretty much turn to any page in Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation (unless you're Neo) and find a sentence that addresses this late-night discovery: The Morgan stop on the L has replaced a tile mosaic sign with a photo of a tile mosaic sign.  

Real:

Matrix:

Let's go down to Wall Street and demand some answers on this.