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"It's a balloon reminder that all joy is fleeting."
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Tags:scary, scared, threat, dread, threaten, threatening, terrify, terrifying, halloween, scary skinny, thin, skinny, bones, skeleton, skeletons, adult fear, adult fears, adulthood, adult hood, modern life, modern, adulting, existential dread, existential, scary tan, tanned, tanning beds, sun burn, sun burned, shrivel, shrivelled, scary fat, morbid, morbidly obese, obese, obesity, scary smart, smarter than a, brainiac, prodigy, genius, geniuses, nerd, nerds, geek, geeks
The Origins of Everything
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"Do you have any why-to books?"
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'Mike! How the heck are you?' - 'The usual, Pete! Spiritually and emotionally empty, my personal life is a shambles, and I'm near-suicidal!
Kafka, Age Ten
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Waiting for Godot, Summer of '96; They Do Not Move.
Tags:literature, literary, lit, lit major, lit majors, minimalism, minimalist, books, book lover, book, book lovers, bookish, book worm, book worms, reference, references, cultural, culture, cultural reference, cultural references, existentialism, existential, nihilism, nihilistic, 90s, 90s kids, only 90s kids will remember this, skater, skaters, skateboarding, skateboard, skateboards, youth, youths, hip, hip and happening, hip hop
"Please, Lord, enough already."
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DNA strand as a tightrope, symbolising the fine balance of biological existence
Waiting For Godot And The Cable Guy
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"He Does Have A Point."
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Tags:board game, board games, death, grim reaper, angel of death, existential, existentialism, sweden, swedish film, swedish films, swedish movie, swedish movies, game, games, chess, chess with death, modern update, modern updates, strategy game, strategy games, strategy, strategies, soul, souls, life and death, philosophy, philosophies, fate
'The Existential Files.'
Godot Bound And Gagged In A Dark Office
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"Hey, why the long faces? C'mon, everybody, LIGHTEN UP!"
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"Here's where all the worries of the world have been seeping into your home."
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'I predict that the next big trend will be spontaneous non-existence.'
Tags:nonexistence, philosophy, philosophical, existential, existentialism, metaphysics, metaphysical, mystical, mystics, mysticism, surreal, surrealism, death, spirituality, spiritual, dimensions, alternate dimensions, fads, fad, trend, craze, cultural, movement, trends, social trends, trendsetter, follower, followers, existence, non-existence, absurd, absurdism
Jump-Rope Rhymes For Adults
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'Mum, why are we called seagulls?'
Melvin K. Smith: Born, Dec. 14, 1940. The other shoe finally dropped, March 2, 2012.
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"...A meaningful epiphany or just a line from some dumb TV commercial?"
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The Post-Modern Bar & Grill.
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