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Five Star Friday's 172nd Edition Is Brought to You By J.D. Salinger

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by a terrible insect-related incident, racism against Canadian aboriginals, a four-year-old boy, the legacy of breast cancer, the death of a child, arithmetic, the United States' Stop Online Piracy Act, divorce, children's relationship with death, and J.D. Salinger:

Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.
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Happy Friday!

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Foreign Body Girl

" from

Finger Quotes

:

I felt myself slowly but surely losing touch with reality. I always knew insanity was inevitable for me, I just thought that maybe it would happen more organically, like 40 years from now when I'm old and have a house full of trinkets and figurines that I refer to as my "friends." But no. This bug was dancing on my crazy button and all I could do was thrash about until the blanket of complete lunacy covered me.

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The End of Happily Ever After

" from

Crib Chronicles

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Images That Make You Go Hmmmm

" from

âpihtawikosisân

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When You See It You Know It

" from

Amy Turn Sharp

:

you have it little man
whatever you do
don't let it go
take it mexico and marry it
shine it like a bible school song
take it with you till you go

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My Intentions For This Blog

" from

Kitchenblogic

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Once There Was A Scull And Cross Bones. He Was So Nice.

" from

Black Hockey Jesus

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SOPA: All Your Internets Belong to US

" from

Michael Geist

:

The U.S. Congress is currently embroiled in a heated debated over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), proposed legislation that supporters argue is needed combat online infringement, but critics fear would create the "great firewall of the United States." SOPA’s potential impact on the Internet and development of online services is enormous as it cuts across the lifeblood of the Internet and e-commerce in the effort to target websites that are characterized as being "dedicated to the theft of U.S. property." This represents a new standard that many experts believe could capture hundreds of legitimate websites and services.

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Time After Time

" from

An Inch of Gray

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Irrational Numbers — A Story

" from

Resistant But Persistent

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