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Wandering in Poictesme

'cause there's nothing dumber than people

sign of the half-closed eye
31 January 1971
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Geek born and bred, it was once my ambition to become a world-famous professional dilettante. In the course of attempting to reach this lofty goal, I digested the entire body of human knowledge. This led me to formulate a coherent and all-encompassing philosophy of life based upon the notion that there's just no talking to people sometimes, but it can't hurt to try as long as one stays out of projectile-weapons range. I am also full of it up to here, and I find it difficult to believe that I should be taken seriously for any length of time.
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