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 →

Requiem for a Dream: Hyperbole is the Brightest Highlighter

By: Joe A while ago, I watched Requiem for a Dream for the first time in years.  The next day, I was texting with some friends about it and I remember typing “requiem for a dream is our lives.”  It seemed an intuitive thing to say at the time.  I sent that to a group... Continue Reading →

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