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    Default they is still out there

    I did come and check here after quite the itinerary crusher and did a brow-up on the non-elusive truth that every single stinking little token is still hush-hush where it is hiding.

    Time passes and we are all breathing and tick-tocking and it's true, there is an arc to things, everything in its right place and so forth.

    At the confluence of letters and numbers, a man sits down at a table, maybe smoking something, with another, and says "a to z, 1 to whatever", and he hopes to hear something like "you sunk my b-ship". And if this happens too soon, mind you, all is anti-climax from here on in, but who do we have to blame for this -- ourselves or the great mouth of madison avenue who chose not to say "you sunk my destroyer".

    No, the battleship should be the last to go. If it is the first it is not a good game. But when nothing has happened for so long, suspense has a way of wringing itself into blah and we can wonder about the hang-togetherness of things.

    Just something to chew when the mind is empty and here I go out of here, goose-stepping all the way, muttering "right left right left", there is no end, there is no spoon, there is no end.

    (Talking to oneself is crazy but watch me metamorph crazy into just-so-superconnected simply by inserting an earpiece.)


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    PERFECT !

    Feel like I'm "On the Road" again....

    It's even his birthday today !!!

    You know -- him !

    http://www.tell-me-now.com/kerouac.html

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    An Original Beat Generation Hunnytree
    "When you created the book, you also created us."

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    snap, snap, snap

    very nice.

    mackadoo (sitting in a dark room, wearing a beret, with bongos between her legs)
    Calgon, take me away! To the jewels preferably!

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    Default on the road w.tom&jerry + the mystery machine

    Front to back, I haven't read a book since high school. Stadther's ATT (because I haven't read it) and Blaine's - I mean Johnson's - Multiple Sclerosis (because I wish I never did) don't count.

    Figure it like this, the first and last paragraphs are the most important and after you've read those why bother with the middle? "Who is John Galt" and so on and so forth, and a thousand plus pages later there he is, presumably having discovered himself, closing the book with the sign of the cross.

    We should all do likewise and not just on take-off and landing. Bide our two-hour flight with television, and on my last I caught back-to-back eps of 3's Company. John Ritter was in tip-top shape but by the end of the week, one of us was dead.

    And so it goes. Remember the one simple rule: Tread lightly and shed no footprints; you may have missed a token by a millimeter.


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    galt doesnt make the sign of the cross at the end of atlas shrugged!! he makes another symbol altogether! big difference. maybe if you read the whole book......

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    Default erratica

    If I still had my book, it would take me but two shakes of a lamb's tail to verify you are correct, but I think you are. My imagination must have rub-a-dub-dubbed with my memory on that one, although one might ask re symbology in the air, what's the difference?

    Last year, a very obnoxious pigeon was spending his life on my windowsill. I turned a blind eye for a while, but when I could no longer take it, I'm afraid I threw that lengthy tome right at him. He was too fast for me, but I daresay the book must have fallen open in the alley below, for within a week this pigeon had opened up a railroad. Rumor had it he was charging 3 breadcrumbs for the journey to the other side.

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