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A True Story Of Aliens And Ink

This happened to me near the medical section of the library. Also, some useful background information: I have a couple of new tattoos.

“Cool tattoo!” she said. “Is that from Alien?”

“No, it’s from Alien 3.”


“I’m just teasing. It’s actually from Moby Dick. I didn’t even think Alien 3 was that good.”

“But there’s no alien in Moby Dick!” 

“No. It’s a whale.” (It really does like a whale, I have a very good artist)

“What’s that one? Hey, is that Dick Tracy?”

“No, it’s from Cormac McCarthy.”

“Did he write Dick Tracy?”

“No. He wrote The Road most recently.”

“Oh, the Jack Kerouac one?”

“No, that’s On The Road. Did you read it?”

“No. I saw the movie. Bella’s in it.”


The end. That really happened.

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  • Jack M August 28, 2014, 5:54 am

    LOL, it’s like Who’s on First? Josh, may we please have photos of your new tats?

  • evelyneholingue August 28, 2014, 8:09 am

    Nice to read you again. These brief encounters are always among the funniest and the most human, too.

  • Heather August 29, 2014, 8:25 am

    Ibid to the pics of your sweet, sweet ink, yo! And yes, I do believe that so totally happened, no pictures necessary. Hell, it’s no wonder I have a constant headache, and I’m shocked (SHOCKED, I say!) that you don’t have one, too. Oh, the inanity!