TELESCOPE, n. A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear, enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice.
2006 Update: A contraption of mirrors and lenses allowing desolation and emptiness to be observed at a distance.
Announcement: Karma put together a web page containing last Saturday's story with the terrific extensions added by herself and Ariel. Download it here.