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August 16, 2007


Your free association word of the day is sharp.

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Jim: A Sharp-Dressed Man

Mad Dog McGrew carefully tightened the stiletto sheaths atop his sinuous forearms, taking care that the lashings didn’t interfere with the dagger hilts on the undersides. A solid stomp bared the knife in the toe of his right boot. He pushed it back into concealment.

Mad Dog patted himself thoroughly. Belt knives, buckle knife, chest knives; they were all in place.

He pulled on his leather jacket with its rows of sharpened spikes and put on his Prussian spiked helmet.

One quick grin in the mirror to check his teeth and he sauntered out to go pick up his date.

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David: Run Aground

“He’s not the sharpest thumbtack in the bulletin board.”

“You can say that again.”

“He’s as sharp as a bag of wet mice.”

“Heh. Good one.”

“He’s not the sharpest cheddar in the small, independent cheese boutique.”


“He’s about as sharp as the rock of Sisyphus after ten thousand years.”

“I think you’ve made your point.”

“He’s not the sharpest sword in King Arthur’s court seeking the Holy Grail.”

“All right, already.”

“His sharpness compares unfavorably to a mass of gas and dust that collapses into a planetoid under its own gravity.”

“For the love of God, shut up!”

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Dave: Cutting Remarks

"This blade is very sharp, Mr. Donne."

"I believe you."

"It can be used to pierce through to your heart ... or to simply carve off slices of my choosing."

"I said I believed you.  No need to demonstrate, pal."

"I'm not your pal."

"No, no, I guess not.  Though most folks know me a while, they kinda grow to like me."

"I don't intend to know you a while."

"Yeah, kinda figured."

"Though I do have a few hours -- and you -- to kill.  Will you grow on me, Mr. Donne?  Or simply bleed on me?"

"Don't suppose you'd rather go out for a beer?"

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