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Arjun Basu
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We watched the revolution unfold from the comfort of the veranda. That looks like it hurts, she said. I pinched her on the arm. To show her.
Please check out the Canadians for a New Partnership site and sign on! CFNP.ca/Declaration/ #CFNP #dialogue #countmein
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The sun touches the horizon. I look in the fridge and I’m out of milk. So I pour beer on my cereal. My dog gives me a look. And I say, What?
The store was empty. I said, I want to buy something. The proprietor shuffled off, and left me alone. But I want to buy something! I yelled.
If you are a writer with questions about how to get published read this great piece by the bestselling @jesskatbee medium.com/@jesskatbee/de…
I had a goatie once. But my wife left me. She said I'd become unkissable. I doubt that's even a word. Unloveable sure. Now I shave every day
Stuff I'll be doing in Winnipeg on Sept 22 including reading @RRC bit.ly/1qp7YRt
He returns home after a long absence. His expectations are low. He’s afraid to see his parents grow old. His mother says, You put on weight.
My friend @semichaotic draws great comics about "the first time." It's not about sex. Oh stop semichaotic.com/about/ #comics #illustration
Classic #montreal commuter lament RT @DanDelmar: Guy says what we are all thinking in Montreal traffic. youtube.com/watch?v=M3-8ab…””
He suggested a movie. She said, Why not? They went to it, and then afterward he said, I wrote that movie. She had no choice but to slap him.
She saw him turn up his nose as he looked over the crowd. She said, You think you're so great. He bit into his burger with grim satisfaction
He studied the photograph. The faded colors were like a window into a past he had long ago dismissed. So you have a color printer? he asked.
A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gu.com/p/4x55m/tw via @guardian
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I was tired. Nothing could keep me awake. And yet the day had barely begun. I bought a new bikini, I heard a voice say. I was so very tired.
I picked up the garbage and yelled at the kids, and went inside. I poured myself a scotch. My wife noted my expression. I got old, I sighed.
It had been an evening of difficult conversations; I felt their resentment all over me, like cheap polyester. I have ice cream, I announced.
Talk about the suit all you want. Let's just hope this Ukraine/ISIS double whammy isn't the start of WWIII.
RT @DoktorZoom "And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office... pic.twitter.com/RFonGqqgad"
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She slipped and fell into the limpid pool. He held out his hand. I'll save you, he said. She said, I don't need saving. This went on all day
I came home. I told her about the shoddy service at the hotel and the flight delays and I made myself a drink and the next day she was gone.
Having dinner (wife's birthday!) at @Restaurant_PARK and I'm already thinking about the meal...
We finished our run and I searched for a smoke. She said, That cancels out the run. I need a whisky, I said. Just to piss her off even more.
Fall reading schedule (so far) includes Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver. Details here: bit.ly/1oqSoC0
Dear ESPN, Everyone but you is over it.
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Asleep on the dog. National Dog Day. instagram.com/p/sLHBO2jxB4/
I’d spent the evening talking wine, especially some of the new Burgundies, and my friend took it all in, and he asked, What happened to you?
She called. She was in China and described her last meal in great detail. I told her I cut myself shaving. She told me her story was better.
Better call Saul and tell him he's got a lot to live up to.
Matthew McConaughey: "Call my car."
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When I saw him read that flat circle monologue, I said @McConaughey is going to win the #emmy. Probably because I know jack.
Disagree. If only Matthew wasn't so pro pot. #Emmys
Julia Roberts walks like she's just a drink away from getting tanked. #Emmys
OMG this show is going to go 3 hours - everyone, just about now, not smart enough to do anything else. Like me.
OK I'll be laughing about "Messing Parsons" for the next two weeks.
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Jimmy Fallon said "bullshit" on network TV and made a big deal about it because network TV is bullshit #Emmys
Hey let's get Weird Al. He's funny. Send him some teeth whitener. #Emmys
Julia Roberts: I came here for nothing?
When does Iggy Azalea fall off the stage? #Emmys
It's a huge labor of love = we want Big Bang Theory money eventually. #Emmys
Maybe the #emmy voters don't get cable.
#emmy voters sure do love Modern Family - everyone else
These #Emmys have the wonky pacing of British television.
The car came to a stop. He made sure she was ok. She was. There was a mess of metal before them. He said, Remember when we believed in luck?
And then it happened, and we discussed inevitability and fate and momentum, the arrow of time and where it hits, and I knew that I’d failed.
I have a Facebook page. I know. I laugh about it sometimes, too... on.fb.me/14Z6VJJ