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All You Can Eat

15 Apr , 2014  

All You Can Eat

The “all you can eat” rule was a compromise because they couldn’t agree on a number for the maximum wage law. Everyone agreed that a limit had to be set to prevent the poor, hungry masses from killing, cooking and eating the tiny minority of extraordinarily wealthy freeloaders. So a new currency of chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil was adopted and an annual contest was held.
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Serial Lover

14 Apr , 2014  

Serial Lover

It’s not that I’m unfaithful. It’s just that, for me, there’s something special—no, irresistible—about taking a new lover. So, although I’m scrupulously loyal to whoever I’m seeing, once it goes stale, I end it and I’m on to someone new. On average, the cycle runs less than a month.
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Computer Virus

13 Apr , 2014  

Computer Virus

Once we all became cyborgs it was inevitable. We got a whole new class of diseases. Well, not new but new to us. The computer virus.
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Alligator Shoes

12 Apr , 2014  

Alligator Shoes

I work in a specialized shoe store. We do alligator shoes. Not shoes made from alligators; they’re shoes made for alligators.
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Reaction Engine

11 Apr , 2014  

Reaction Engine

He had mate in two. I had mate in three, so the game was basically over. I played it out anyway.
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Hardback Magazines

11 Apr , 2014  

Hardback Magazines

As so often happens, the conventional wisdom was wrong. Print magazines weren’t dead, only sleeping. And when they returned, they did it big and with style.
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He Sold His Life

11 Apr , 2014  

He Sold His Life

He sold his time, which was his life, for $9 an hour. He made crap to sell to consumers. He worked 10 hour days, came home and watched the same TV as everyone else. Then he passed out on the couch. The couch opened out into a bed, but he never got that far. None of this was anything special. Mark lived in the world as he found it.
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Life Beyond Furp

23 Mar , 2014  

Life Beyond Furp

“Are we alone in the universe, or are there others?” wondered the Furplings.

Furp scientists were looking hard. The planet Furp had lots of scientists and no military people because Furplings were smart. They didn’t know they were smart, though, because they had nobody with whom to compare themselves.
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God Hates Bigots

21 Mar , 2014  

God Hates Bigots

I just can’t seem to get through to them. The book was a pretty good idea for awhile, but now it’s useless. Worse than useless. That’s unfortunate because it was a really Good Book.
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Can You Take A Joke?

20 Mar , 2014  

Can You Take A Joke?

When someone tells a cruel joke at my expense—and it’s funny—I laugh the loudest. This happens quite a bit due to my club foot. I suppose it’s wrong to make fun of someone’s misfortune. But funny is, well, funny.
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