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Flat Earths and Lack of Mirths

There’s so much fake news of late, some folks have been moved to quip, “Maybe the Earth ain’t round after all. Maybe it’s flat.”

So I felt compelled to add my two cents of circular logic.

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You Ate What?

Reenactment: Your guru in action.

Whenever someone relates to me a harrowing experience, I strive to look interested and engage them in conversation. To feign interest I’ll often ask thought-provoking questions like, “Did you live?”

It can be a lively conversation booster.

Spoiler alert: In the story I’m about to share, I lived. Or, as Nethack might put it, “You survived that attempt on your life.”

But perhaps I’m relating things out of turn. It all started when I met my wife for lunch…
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On The Street Where You Shiv

I suddenly find myself pondering a move to someplace like Islamabad so I feel safer about my neighborhood.

A few weeks ago my street (which is a short one) was mentioned in the local newspaper’s police blotter for break-ins. Then, last weekend, our car was ransacked by, I assume, the local unsupervised miscreants who use our neighborhood as their own personal clubhouse.

Then, a couple nights ago, two of our neighbors (about four houses down) got into a disagreement about kids playing ball. Words were exchanged, they met in the street, and there was a fight that ended up with one of them dead. If I understand the story correctly, a father of three is now in jail facing murder charges.

I guess this proves the old adage, “Never bring your asshole parenting skills to a knife fight.”

Since then traffic on our cul-de-sac street has picked up considerably. There has been a marked increase in cars slowly driving down the street, turning around, then slowly driving out. I assume these are “scene of the crime” lookie-loos.

Suddenly our quiet little neighborhood isn’t so quiet any more.

Anyone know a good Pakistani travel agent?

Hyppo and Critter: The Great Debate