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that time, Abby assumed Norma was going to say 'spareribs'

This is closely based on a conversation I had with John and our friend Cori. In context it was even more insane, because it was part of a long grandiose rant abut how June 16th is the best day in all of history (Cori’s assertion, because it’s his birthday, supported by me reading off a Wikipedia list of things that have happened on that date, and John and Cori riffing crazily on each one of them).

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 It would be funny if there were cats on Mars, and Curiosity accidentally landed on them and squashed them. Then there would be flat cats on Mars. (obscure Heinlein reference HA HA)

I once was teasing John about his name: “John? Seriously, John? It’s so generic. You should be married to a woman named Jane, and have three dogs named Rover, Fido and Spot, and a cat named Fluffy, and a parrot named Polly, and a goldfish named Goldie.”

And John replied, in his predictably unpredictably Dadaist way: “No, the goldfish would be named Satan.”

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In Spain there are olive-oil-tasting events.

You may say fruit juice isn’t water with a flavoring, but YES IT IS, because it is mostly water and the flavor comes from less than half of its contents; they are FLAVORINGS ADDED BY NATURE.

However, I think there are some alcoholic drinks that are more than half alcohol, so I guess they wouldn’t count as flavored water. Can’t call something water if the water is less than half of it.

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