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On Marvelous Things Heard

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posted by Caroline Picard Last Night At Dinner: At the table next to ours a man and woman had just discovered that they had ordered a pizza with an egg, over easy, in the middle. Prior to this they had been discussing God The Watchmaker. She mentioned Sally’s impossible dissatisfaction with such a description of God, in so far as it meant that, having finished, He must have gone elsewhere to do other things. It was the notion of “elsewhere” that seemed especially bothersome to Sally and exacerbating to our … Read more

Minutes-San Francisco (On Marvelous Things Heard-edition)

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  On 6th Street and Market, the google sedan with the mounted camera passed by. A shirtless man—probably homeless—gave the car the finger and yelled “fuck you car!” Another homeless man down the street heard the commotion and joined in yelling at the car “Fuck you CIA.” At the coffee stall two guys stood around when one announced his theory: “So you know why there are so many libertines in San Francisco…” The other, mockingly responded, “libertines?” “Yeah, it’s what we’re famous for. It’s why conservatives hate us.” “I think … Read more

Minutes-San Francisco (On Marvelous Things Heard-edition)

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  At the bus stop two kids—probably brothers—wait on their way to summercamp. One is pointing out all the buildings within sight that have turrets or are otherwise over 2 stories with odd protrusions, saying, “that one too; and that one; and this one over here; and yeah that one too…” The other kid responds incredulously, “all of those houses are haunted?” “Yes, and we’re very fortunate to live in a neighborhood where we know which houses are haunted. That’s why I think I’m going to stay here when I … Read more