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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:14 PM

FOR WANT OF A NAIL

Gin and Tacos


(January 16, 2033. A fire-lit cabin in the hills of Brezhnev City, Stalinton formerly Boise, Idaho. A man sitting on a shattered milk crate looks older than his 53 years. His rumpled, malnourished grandson sits at his feet.)

"Grandpa? My friend Sergei says that this used to be the most powerful country in the world. Is that true? I thought it sounded silly."

Grandpa looked around cautiously. They are alone. "Actually, your friend is right, Vlad. It used to be called 'America'." His eyes glimmer briefly. "Now there's a word I haven't heard in ages."

http://www.ginandtacos.com/category/rants/

Beautifully written, clever satire.

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Reply FOR WANT OF A NAIL (Original post)
Little Star Jan 2013 OP
Octafish Jan 2013 #1
Little Star Jan 2013 #2
Octafish Jan 2013 #6
libodem Jan 2013 #3
daleanime Jan 2013 #4
libodem Jan 2013 #7
daleanime Jan 2013 #8
MineralMan Jan 2013 #5

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:18 PM

1. That is literature.

Meaning through art it provides truth.

Thank you, Little Star. G&T is outstanding.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:21 PM

2. That's the first time I ever visited there....

I found it through Memeorandum. Saved it in my favorites folder cause I intend to visit more often. Great site.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:50 PM

6. Dopamine's Only Natural Predator

Great writing, for an academic... or anybody.

From the comments section:

Repetitive and/or irritating trolls will be added to the spam filter. Sorry. Unlike the rest of my professional and academic life, this website is a place in which I don't have to suffer stupidity."

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:23 PM

3. I don't get it

And I didn't care for the story at all. I missed something in that 'satire'.

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Response to libodem (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:29 PM

4. Well there's the idea that if their guns had a few more rounds...

the teabag militia could defeat the US Army.




Not really to my taste either,the satire is too subtle.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:13 PM

7. Those kind of people

Are not my kind of people, I can't identify with the lifestyle. Is it fantasy futuristic? As in post apocalypse?

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Response to libodem (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:33 PM

8. Post Apocalypse in the extreme....

to the point where Evil Inhuman Socialist Incarnate Obama has people consuming their own dead offspring.



Sadly I think too many(most?) teabaggers would miss the sarcasm. Not blunt enough.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:44 PM

5. Sounds like a right wing dystopian view of the future to me.

Now, I didn't read more of it, so perhaps your sample isn't representative, but I'm not prompted to go read more, either.

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