Taking the Mechanism Out of Man

In 1931, George Orwell wrote a magnificent essay simply entitled, “A Hanging.” That piece is a hauntingly simple story of a prison execution.  There is no fantasy in the dying and we are made real and substantial witnesses.

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Unwanted Witness to an Instant Death

The other day Janna and I were walking around Journal Square. I was looking one way and Janna another when she saw what I missed: A young woman stepping into the street in the middle of traffic.

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Farting, Burping and the Dangling Booger

If you fart in public, do you:

A). Make a joke out of it.

B). Quote a medical study saying everyone farts 14 times a day.

C). Pretend you didn’t deal it. 

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