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Kafka, Age Ten
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"What's this I hear about large quanities of ice, fish, and small sea creatures being purchased by your department?"
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For Your Dining Pleasure
Tags:food, foodie, foodies, menu, menus, food pairing, food pairings, pairing, pairings, meal, meals, contradiction, contradictions, incongruity, incongruities, absurdity, absurd, dichotomy, dichotomies, juxtaposition, dissonance, discordance, discord, disharmony, class, class divide, class division, class divisions, class, class difference, upper class, lower class, middle class, filet mignon, frankfurter, hot dog, haute cuisine, lobster tails, chicken wing, caviar, bologna, class distinctions, oligarch, oligarchs
"Are you now, or have you ever been."
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Soon To Be Published Pictures Of Yeltsin
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School Trip To The Beach
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"I slipped on a bar of soap in the bathtub, and my gun went off."
A man sees Zeus throwing lightning bolts on the balcony of his apartment.
Tags:apartment, apartments, apartment building, apartment buildings, lightning bolt, lightning bolts, zeus, jupiter, flat, flats, prank, pranks, pranking, prankster, pranksters, god, gods, greek god, greek gods, roman god, roman gods, absurd, absurdity, absurdities, bad omen, bad omens, struck by lightning, worry, worries, worrying, concern, concerns, concerned
"It keeps me from looking at my phone every two seconds."
Tags:cocktail, cocktails, party, cocktail party, conversation, conversational, conversational skills, conversation skills, cone, dog cone, vet cone, cone of shame, collar of shame, phone, cell phone, cell, mobile, mobile phone, phones, text, texting, phubbing, phubbed, polite, politeness, impolite, impoliteness, absurd, absurdity
Slow News Day
"I'd say you're in great shape... in fact, you've got the heart of a 20 year old!'
Tags:literal, literally, healthy heart, transplant, doctor, doctor's office, frankenstein, frankenstein's monster, mary shelley, check up, medical, health, peak fitness, physical fitness, fit, fitness, monster, heart, healthy, absurd, absurdity, physical, physicals, checkup, checkups, check-up, check-ups
"And then she slapped my face, injuring my beard."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, suit, suits, meeting, assault, assaulted, offended, offense, beard, beards, facial hair, over reaction, overreaction, over react, overreact, slap, slapped, slapstick, slap stick, physical comedy, wimp, wimpy, victim, fashion victim, injury, injured, absurd, absurdity, fashion, fashionable, men, man, breakup, breakups, break-up, break-ups, breaking up, hipster, hipsters
"Looks like rain."
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"Race along is an absurd, arbitrary and nonsensical reason to hate someone."
Tags:racism, logic, logical, social construct, social constructs, race, races, bigot, bigots, anti-religion, anti-religious, atheist, atheists, atheism, hate, hates, hatred, arbitrary, arbitrariness, absurd, absurdity, absurdness, anti-theism, anti-theist, anti-theists, religious belief, religious beliefs
'It's time you got your head in the game!'
"God, I hate theme dinners."
"Is it true that you were the only person at the concert who refused to 'wave your hands in the air, and wave 'em like you just don't care'?"
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The Ballad of Wooly Pete
New Belief Systems
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"Everybody back! This man's swallowed his nose! Don't panic, I'm a sheet metal worker! Someone bring me a pail of water and a catcher's mitt!"
"I'll be right back. If you need anything just yell."
"Okay! That's enough thinking outside the box."
The Bluebird of Nothingness.
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