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Dear Scholar

Besieged behind your brass-bound books, dust embanking the bastion that binds valor and love in paper confines— there, my dear, you’ve stationed your trust: pining for swords in words that won’t rust, consuming the art, the grammar of rhymes that flourish in hearts and batter in minds, seeking the knowledge of ages ...

Gary the Bear

by S. Pihlaja   Gary the Bear was a hard worker. I can’t say that enough about him. A lot of people said a lot of things when I hired him, but as I look back, he’s still one of the best workers I’ve ever had. Even after he ate Juan Pedro, the line cook, I was hesitant to fire him. The floors were so clean. Louise, the ...

Let’s Interface on This

by Grubby What you are about to read is a non-poem made out of the most unpoetical substance in the world: office jargon. It is composed entirely of fragments of phraseology heard in actual offices today. The only thing missing is the pronouncements of your own colleagues and superiors. Leave a comment with phrases you hear at ...

Beyond the New Sincerity: What is a Post-Post-Ironic Sensibility?

by Grubby   If you've seen The Lego Movie, you know that its tone is playful, self-deprecating, and whimsical. It has themes, but refuses to be ponderous about them. When the Master Builder Vitruvius states the moral message of the film in so many words (something along the lines of "You are special if you believe you ...