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Syllogism of the Mid-Century Football Coach

Major Premise: A tie is like kissing your sister.
Minor Premise: Kissing your sister represents an act of incestual relations.
Conclusion: Tying a football game represents an act of incestual relations.

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A Probably Infallible and Also Impossible Psychological Test

It’s possible to produce a startlingly accurate psychological portrait of an individual based only on the manner and frequency with which he employs the superlative form of the adjective. 29 more words

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Regarding the Notes You Don't Play, Their Benefit Sometimes

Asked offhandedly by an acquaintance what is my preferred mode of transportation, I answered that it’s walking. But only to a specific destination, I neglected to add. 54 more words

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On Maturity, The Most Distinct Sign of It

It’s not uncommon to say of a young person who’s particularly cordial or dispassionate — that is, because he exhibits qualities which typically intensify with age — it’s not uncommon to say that he shows signs of “maturity.” 30 more words

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Episode with Self-Disgust

“Does anyone still long for anything these days?” I asked myself that question this morning — and was immediately repulsed. “These days”: banal and imprecise. “Anyone” and “-thing”: banal and imprecise. 27 more words

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Otology vs. Ethics: A Brief Comparison

Were it not for the sake of a tympanoplasty I received as an eight-year-old — a relatively new procedure, that, relative to the whole course of human endeavor — I’d be deaf in my left ear now. 56 more words

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On Pleasure, Its Relationship to Reason

Certain pleasures are rendered possible only by means of a brief excursion into the irrational. A confederacy exists among those understand this. As for those who don’t, the disgust appears mutual.

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