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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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Kris an’ Murphy: Ah Robin …

Murphy: “So, tonight, I’m taking myself and, alas, my notes for the Comparative Religion course, up to the cabin in the North Cascades.” Kris: “Ah yes, you’ve told me about ‘Miles From Nowhere’ before. How long, this time?” Murphy: “Two … Continue reading

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