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When The Well Runs Dry

September 29, 2010

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Today in The New York Times, Felicity Barringer writes: LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of […]

Bin On A Bad Day

July 2, 2010

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Bin On A Bad Day Bin Redman, chief elevator inspections supervisor for [agency name withheld], hasn’t had a good day. Four or five conversations lasting more than thirty seconds are the only ones I’ve had with him in the three years we’ve worked in the same building; same department, same division. A good layperson phrase […]

Wires

June 28, 2010

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As I type this on an office Dell, shrouded by the clarity and presence of the monitor are an ever-winding series of cables. Tangled, dangled, and angled in all different manner of overlapping, this is another de facto mainstay in a world increasingly dependent on gizmos and gadgetry just to feel stimulated. Like the creeping, […]

Man As Fruit

June 8, 2010

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Anthropomorphic fruits, from their use in advertising to promote good nutrition to their use in fiction to promote good nutrition and Jesus(A), and The California Raisins, apparently had an impact on me. Regrettably as readers will imagine it wasn’t the impact that I was designed to absorb because my fruit and vegetable intake is sub-par. […]

Suburban Exhibitionists (In The Age of Paranoia)

May 31, 2010

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8:30 A.M. Used to be, it was said, a time in which we’d collectively be up and about and drenched in sweat long before that. You’d wake up at four or five in the morning as the cock crows to harvest your day’s meals and your penniless existence. That’s not the case though this 8:30 […]

Recent Happenings And Transgressions

May 10, 2010

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“R.H.A.T.-a-tat-tat” Zig says as he holds his hands up so as to support and fire an imaginary Tommy Gun. He’s high. Everyone in the car is. “And I mean, like… what is the deal with all this oil spill shit?” he says to Zag. “I don’t know, dude,” Zag says. Zag says to me that […]

Fluids, Among Other Phenomenon

April 16, 2010

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People often ask me, “Why?” and they often seem to often ask that one word with a veiled contempt and indignation; usually the Why in question surrounds the usual implications that I am Totally Fucked Up. Largely that corruption is the fault of my father, who introduced me at the tender age of eleven to […]