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"Dolly sings that her life is like a bargain store.   Under the awning of a guitar chord, Steve stays dry as rain pelts down."             - "Dolly Parton," Pobo

"Dolly sings that her life
is like a bargain store.  
Under the awning of a guitar chord,
Steve stays dry as rain pelts down."

            - "Dolly Parton," Pobo


"When I'd been deserted in the salt flats, and knew it, looking at the emerging moon, I reluctantly decided I had to break character. I did not call Dr. Bringem. I called my mother."             - "The Experiment," Hammerle

"When I'd been deserted in the salt flats, and knew it, looking at the emerging moon, I reluctantly decided I had to break character. I did not call Dr. Bringem. I called my mother."

            - "The Experiment," Hammerle


"The future was mine for the asking and I could be a savior, but I crashed at the job, the marriage, the banquet of social niceties meant to last beyond the ennobling disasters."             - "Baltimore 1985," LaForge

"The future was mine for the asking and
I could be a savior, but I crashed at the job,
the marriage, the banquet of social niceties
meant to last beyond the ennobling disasters."

            - "Baltimore 1985," LaForge



"We sat in silence a long time. Finally, I asked Joe something that had curiously never crossed either of our minds to that point. 'Did you ever wonder why no one has done this alone?'"             - "Unfinished," Kunzinger

"We sat in silence a long time. Finally, I asked Joe something that had curiously never crossed either of our minds to that point. 'Did you ever wonder why no one has done this alone?'"

            - "Unfinished," Kunzinger


"The S.A.D. Still-Agitated Deceased. It's a purgatory for people who are unhappy when their life ends. I’m here because I died before a boy ever loved me. Because I never was kissed."             - "Still-Agitated Deceased," Silver

"The S.A.D. Still-Agitated Deceased. It's a purgatory for people who are unhappy when their life ends. I’m here because I died before a boy ever loved me. Because I never was kissed."

            - "Still-Agitated Deceased," Silver