Monthly Archives: July 2022

Amoeba’s Lorica: Diabolical Lexicographer (Friend)

FRIEND, n. Fiend, misspelled and misinterpreted, usually until well after it is too late. FRIENDSHIP: toxic contract in which it is agreed that one or more existential but personally inconvenient facts are to be ignored, nay actively denied, for the … Continue reading

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Dude and Dude Time Capsules: Week 31

The Dudes, with their abject failure of a literary agent, O Ceallaigh (aka OC and The Amoeba), first descended onto the blogosphere from a rented room in Berkeley, California on New Year’s Day in 2006. They’ve moved from California to … Continue reading

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Dude and Dude: Baked-in Circuits

“Dude?” “Whut?” “Whut’re ya doin’ up this early? Itʻs barely light, an’ I can still hear more birds than cars.” “Iʻm hungry, dude. Tryin’ ta cook breakfast.” “ʻKay, dude, but don’tcha wanna be, like, awake afore ya start messin’ wit’ kitchen stuff?” “Tha’s … Continue reading

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