The burden of reality

Today I spotted a boy wearing Kappa pants. I had imagined that on the eve of the 21st century everyone had poured gasoline on their Kappa pants and set them on fire and then had used the opportunity to make s'mores, but I guess this is one of those unfortunate instances in which imagination and reality crushingly diverge.


People's Daily Online

Jesus definitely had something to do with this.


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"The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long--and you have burned so very, very brightly..." --Blade Runner

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Drama on the 5C

Overheard on the bus:

"Do you know about the rule where if you're going to a bar, you're supposed to bring someone along who looks similar to you but less attractive? Well, X asked me to go to a bar with her."
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"Corey has had the same haircut since he was five years old. It is the basic bowl shape and it first appeared on the 21st of June, 1988 when his mother bought out her much loved wooden salad bowl and cut a perfectly straight line around the rim."


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Daily Google horoscope

Rick Levine, the author of the daily Google horoscopes, wisely advises:

Your friends are not the greatest positive influence on your life now, because they may encourage you to expand your horizons and open your heart to deep mystical truths. This would be a great idea, except you have very basic responsibilities that you must handle today. Don't let anyone pull you off course; just keep returning to the obligations that are right there on your plate.

The fortune that S received in her fortune cookie earlier this week said: "You have the ability to sense and know higher truth."

Rick Levine is right (obviously--he's psychic): S is kind of a bad influence. She's constantly bothering me about expanding my horizons and opening my heart to deep mystical truths. I've always felt bad saying, "I can't right now--I have to paint my nails / buy clothes off eBay / study my reflection in the mirror," but now, thanks to Rick, I can just cleverly say, "Sorry, I can't--I have obligations."