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"She dumped him because of his synthetic stomach." "That's fucked." "I know, it's not cool, I'm not saying it's cool. But.. the way she explained it to me, it kinda made sense. I mean, first of all, apparently he's always bragging about it. He says it's 'his favourite part of his body' which is weird and gross and kinda sad." "Well that's--" "And he can't even eat natural foods, well he can, but he's actually supposed to take these pill supplements that are better for him, so they never have dinner together. And he said he likes it so much he's gonna get synthetic lungs and he wants to be tested for a synthetic heart, which would mean he'd be in a wheelchair." "A wheelchair?!" "Yeah, cause synthetic hearts are huge, they require that you're confined to a wheelchair with like, an hour of movement a day to keep your muscles from atrophy." "Woah..." "But you live for a really long time 'cause it doesn't give out." "Like how long?" "Like, another sixty years he says." "That's crazy." "I know, right?" "I mean, like, why would you want to live longer if you have to live in a wheelchair?" "I know, right?" "Yeah, I guess he is kinda weird." The conversation stops there, when the air is ripped open by the thunderous tearing of a plane overhead. In the reflections of windows and car doors and sunglasses, summer unfolds like a Dear John letter, where nothing can be but the end.
[only site I could find. If anyone has a buy link, I can update]Posted by Dan at August 7, 2012 4:13 PM
wasn't prepared to understand this song...my dormant language startles easily.Posted by Cynthia at August 8, 2012 12:50 AM
awwwwwesome.Posted by Andy at August 11, 2012 10:21 PM
Cooool.Posted by blahdeedah at August 12, 2012 4:48 AM
I wish I had a penpal who would mail me stories like this. because wow.Posted by Mel at August 24, 2012 10:29 PM
this is so amazing. I want more. ahhhhPosted by karpe at September 17, 2012 12:01 AM
Here's some more:
album coming soon, apparently !!!!
They're also friends with Hedgehog.Posted by karpe at September 17, 2012 12:09 AM
OUT IN SEPTEMBERPosted by karpe at September 17, 2012 12:28 AM
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