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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.