The Quickest way to oblivion
If I was was going there, I wouldn't start from here,
I'd start from...Agony (formerly Ashford), Kent, The Unknitted Kingdom.

Heartless
                  bureaucrats busy their way to oblivion

'Purple?'
'Yes . . .' (Beede yanked on his trusty, old pair of mental crampons and kicked them, grimly, into the vertical rockface of his self-control).
'Yes. Purple.'
[Nicola Barker, Darkmans]