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December 11, 2007


Whom can you trust?

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Jeff R.: Recieved Wisdom

"Never trust anyone who uses the word 'Whom'."

That was the second most profound things my father told me, right next to "Don't believe a red-haired stripper who tells you she's only doing it to put herself through college." He was a wise man.

He died four years back, during the earthquake. Freakish thing. A bottle of champagne fell off a shelf and the cork shot right down his gullet.

That's how I knew Miss Josham wasn't what she said. Well, that and the tattoo. Don't trust anyone with tentacles in their cleavage, either.

But I can always trust dad.

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Ted: Just Before the Roof Collapsed

"Do you mean 'IN whom can I trust', Miss Teschmacher? Or perhaps you could mean 'WHO can I trust?' Proper use of the King's English is one of the few things that place US above THEM, Miss Teschmacher.

"You sit there, in your ten thousand dollar dress (that I provided to you) and your two thousand dollar shoes (again, that I provided to you) and try to raise yourself up from your Hackensack roots. However, all you achieve is the putting on of false, patently ridiculous airs, that make you seem even more of a rube than you truly are."

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From The Comments: Jarrett


She kept walking and he kept walking behind her. She told herself that he must live down the same block, that he could have business to transact. But what business other than something criminal would be conducted at such an hour?

She crossed the street and he crossed. She walked faster and he walked faster, their fleeting steps echoing down the labyrinthine streets. Trusting instincts, she dashed into an all-night diner. He kept walking without casting a glance at her.

"You okay lady?" a customer asked.

"Fine now, thanks."

Days later, a dead girl lay in the diner's dumpster.

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