On Death Watch
REMEMBER MAN AS YOU WALK BY
AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I
AS I AM NOW SO SHALL YOU BE
BUT WITH LESS FOLLOWERS, PROBABLY
#YOLO #BESTEPITAPH #MEMENTOMMMBORING
@KarenUhOh : (insert "back and to the left" joke here)
I always go into the fiction part of the New Yorker thinking "oh, I don't really like modern non-genre fiction" but then I invariably end up loving whatever they published this month.
The lining up with an actual event, that I didn't know about before I finished this one. That's fucking brilliant / horrible, and I like this piece even more now.
@Karl Norby : Control groups are for fusty ol' scientists, not rough-and-ready engineers.
That's not a boring calendar. This is a boring calendar.
Most people who've been in the workplace for more than a few years will recognize that I'm not exaggerating.
If anything, you are underplaying the absolute batshit insanity of even the most run-of-the-mill corporate workplace.
Alternate take :
Why did I become fixated? The easy answer is that I'm a Grudge Holder. I believe you left out the coda ".. and that's totally OK." Per Karl Lagerfeld, Spirit Animal To All Grudge-Holders :
"Forgiveness is too easy. I can forget by indifference, but not forgive. I prefer revenge."
Words to live by, indeed.
Oh, whatever, I'm still nostalgic about all that drinking last night.
@ejcsanfran : Couple:"thruple"::smoking:"vaping".
I misread this as "aspirational spice" which actually was an interesting thing to try to guess.