Parking Lot Philosophy II: Weakness

A small, mouthy bird landed in the parking lot of a 24-hour diner in the suburbs.  It was about 10:30 PM.  He was supposed to meet his friend, a dog, at 10:45.  He looked at his phone and saw a series of missed text messages from the dog that read: >omg >Wait. >I have to... Continue Reading →

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The Inside Joke as a Barometer of the Strength of Friendship

The inside joke is like a circle: it includes and excludes.  Thus, with regards to a circle of friends, it establishes a boundary: those who ‘get’ the inside joke, and those that don’t.  The more defined this boundary is, that is to say, the more high-context the joke is, the stronger the bond is between... Continue Reading →

Waiting For My Amazon Shipment

I couldn’t have chosen Prime.  Not even if I tried.  Prime does nothing for transatlantic shipments…. I ordered my book when I was halfway through the second-to-last book I read: that book referenced the one I ordered.  Well, I finished that book…then another…and now I’m too stressed to select another to read: once I begin... Continue Reading →

Numbers and God in David Fincher’s ‘Seven’

By Joe “The trick is to find one item, one detail, and focus on it.”                                 -Detective Somerset to Detective Mills Originally, I planned on writing about the various symbols seen throughout David Fincher’s 1997 movie Seven, but when I heard the line quoted above, I decided to focus only on the role that numbers... Continue Reading →

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