Malice and Stupidity

Malice and Stupidity

Apparently – because I never met him and therefore, I cannot vouch for his true existence – there was once a man named Robert J. Hanlon, who happened to have (at the very least) one razor. He allegedly didn’t use it to shave himself or to cut off his testicles, but to...

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VEILS

VEILS

“Rabbi Menachem knew that devils are so numerous that if they were visible to the naked eye it would be impossible for man to exist.” The same veils exist between you and all the realities out there: both the worldly and the immaterial, immanent. Let’s focus for one...

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SEDUCTION

SEDUCTION

"People who think that they have big brains more often only have big mouths" Someone once said this. And how true it is. Just look around, especially in that “new” reality that is called the internet and its social media. It is not so much what they say, but how. And...

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In my humble opinion…

In my humble opinion…

Uttering such a common phrase as a preamble of an opinion, informed or not, displays the opposite of what is supposedly meant to express: a total lack of humility. And a certain absence of awareness, too? Yes, maybe. Perhaps. Labeling yourself as something does not...

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LXXX. Constipated

Perhaps one of the most complex literary exercises is to place a promising premise (rock solid) within an appropriate context that would help develop – and expand – the seed of what perhaps might become a great story. Such was not the case of an ignored (for good...

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LXXIX. Acidity

Acidity is not only a quality that can be measured in foods, liquids, comedians, and speeches delivered by politicians (who many times inadvertently end up being funnier than those who intentionally try to be); it is indeed one of the many attributes of humour; in...

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LXXVII. Kernel of Wheat

Thanks to a simple church hymn, the writer, dramatist, dental mechanic and Abbot of the Abbaye de Solesmes (which, by the way, was built to honour the great-great-great-great-great-great Saint Peter), baptised by his parents as Gianpietro Vestronillo, has objected...

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LXXV. Cuisine and Literature

We could very well begin with a brief biographical introduction describing the artificial life suffered by the writer of the article who shall animate our following story; at the same time, it is verily true that we could head to the kitchen and fix a great bocata of...

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LXXIII. Obituary

Yesternight, during the last hours of the fifteenth day of the month of May belonging to the year 2006 of our Lord the Supreme Father, at precisely 11:43 pm (BST), somewhere on this planet earth, the oldest joke of the world ceased to exist. Apparently, during the...

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