Alex liked to take a smoke break whenever things were getting too Silly for him. He was easily overwhelmed by just about any social situation, you see, and cigarettes had the wonderful quality of making him think about absolutely nothing for half an hour. Tramadone may be good for an actively Silly person, but it was hardcore stuff, and it came with increased risk of playing, which was something he could not risk increasing.

So he smoked.

Alex saw a horse with a price sticker on its side.

Alex saw a horse on a television screen.

Alex saw a horse on a television screen from the bottom of a well.