May 5th, 2004

leonard cohen

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There's three junior high girls here tonight wearing "Tell Your Boyfriend To Stop Calling Me" t-shirt. What pop culture trend have I missed out on?
leonard cohen

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I just got to read the symptoms of gonorrhea over the phone to a man. I had to explain what a urethra was. My advice, "Go to a doctor!"?

And now the cell phone that I took as ransom for one of our internet pagers is ringing.

Now the public printer isn't working
leonard cohen

another t-shirt spotting

Now a 15-16 year old boy wearing a shirt saying "My Girlfriend is out of town"

On a completely unrelated note you all should read two books by Thomas Lynch:



The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade and



Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality

Lynch was one of the writers I heard at the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know him from Adam but decided to go hear him as a fluke and was entranced by his warmth and spirituality.

He's a poet/essayist who is also an undertaker.