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Thoughts of an August 9 Birthchild

“Hell no, we won’t go!”

60s anti-war slogan

It’s nice to have a birthday in the summer – guaranteed good weather (almost).  My early parties were well attended (everybody home from vacation) and outdoors.  But I know why seniors tend to disregard birthdays: as the number of enjoyed August 9ths gets more numerous, so does the number of anticipated August 9ths shrink.

As a speechwriter, I learned such obscure facts as my shared birthdate with Francis Scott…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 8, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Another PhD Candidate Goes Over the Edge

“Here’s an object more of dread / Than aught the grave contains – A human form with reason fled / While wretched life remains.”

Abraham Lincoln, letter to Andrew Johnson, Sept. 6, 1846

 

A heavily armed man explodes a gas canister in a theater, then opens fire,  killing a dozen, wounding many more.  Again, Colorado and the nation are in shock.  The eternal gun debate, which Obama had been keeping quiet, explodes, four months before an election.  There’s…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Jack Chow's Church Adventures! 2009 Aug 9

Hopefully this will be the first of many.



So my parents have taken to a different tactic to get me to go to church. Either I go to church or I have to spend every Sunday explaining to them why I don't believe god exists. It's not is so many words, but that's essentially what's going on.



I don't mind it so much, I usually think about tits for an hour or something like that but the inevitable always happens and some bullshit falling out of the priest's mouth manages to flick… Continue

Added by Louis on August 12, 2009 at 10:13pm — 7 Comments

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