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Pinko Philosophy

Samuel was studying Soviet philosophy, but he was having a hard time with it.

“It’s simple,” said Hank. “To the Soviet school, what makes us human is our ability to subvert our raw, natural instincts with humour and creativity.”

“I see,” said Samuel. “Basically, in Soviet Russia, joke makes you!”

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: PRO-BONO PRIVATE EYE Chapter 1

It’s Thursday. I hate Thursdays.

Thursdays are when the  dames come, sobbing, pleading, and looking for a pro-bono Private Eye.

On Thursdays, I say “know” more often than a philosophy student who just learned about epistemology, but without the “k” and the “w”.

Today, I surprise myself. I say yes.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: If a Tree Falls

“If a tree falls in the jungle,” said my captor, “no one can hear you scream.”

I slowly loosened my bonds. “I think you’re misquoting that.”

He snorted, hacking at the tree with his axe.

He was right. I fled as the tree crushed him, and I heard no screams.

Philosnowphy

Winter. Thick snowflakes were making an exodus from the wombs of the clouds.

“Existence is suffering, but I believe our essence lives on and ascends to the Cloud Mother to be reborn,” said Seth Snowflake. “Life is a cycle.”

“That’s stupid,” said Sam Snowflake. “Life sucks, and then you melt.”