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A little less than a happy high
Time and Driving the Moebius Strip
Sunday was my favorite day of the year. I say this because at 2AM, we got to take back that lovely hour that the time fascists so brazenly stole from us last spring. Granted, if they hadn't done so I would have had little cause for celebration, but there's the principle of the thing. My hour belongs where it belongs and no where else, Gnomes of Greenwich be damned.


And now for your pleasure, I'll share a horror story. A while ago, during an ill-advised late night road trip to the Cape, some friends and I became horribly lost in a town called Dennis. As we drove along, we kept passing by a remarkably familiar sign. "Welcome to Dennis" it said in happy script. The weird thing, we kept passing this sign in spite of never having taken a turn. We just kept traveling down the same strip of road and kept passing the same cheery sign welcoming us to a town we never intended to be in in the first place. We began to panic.

After about the sixth time past this sign, a helpful town police officer who had been watching us do our laps stopped us. When he walked over to the car and asked if there was a problem, all of us said in one voice, "How do we get out of Dennis??"

He laughed. "You'd be surprised how often this happens."
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canonfire From: canonfire Date: October 28th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)

What's outside of Pleasantville?

What a fucking weird Nietzsche's Eternal Return!

I think what's JUST as fucking weird is that if you want to go to the Dennis Town Hall, you have to go to SOUTH DENNIS!!!!!

is the Cape or just me?
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's outside of Pleasantville?

I think the area that surrounds Rt. 3 exists outside of the time/space continuum. I can't even begin to tell you how weird Scituate is, and you haven't even crossed the bridge at that point.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: October 28th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's outside of Pleasantville?

Hey now, don't be knockin' my hometown ;-) Scituate's really not that weird, it's just that there aren't really any direct routes anywhere, so each time you have the opportunity to turn, it's a case of six of one, half a dozen of the other. For instance, Burke, going to my folks' house after coming off Route 3, you can go left, right or straight at least 5 separate times and still get to where you want to go. Okay, maybe Peter's right about it being a bit odd...
dirtymikesell From: dirtymikesell Date: October 28th, 2003 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a fantastic tale.
When I moved to Mass, I drove across the country, and when I entered Mass out of RI, I took a detour just above the cape. the night was foggy and you could just make out the bogs, I startedt o creep myself out, half-expected a deep one to run out in front of the truck.
Or to see porcelian eyes in the fog...

komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
On nights like that, I always think of Deep Ones. 'Course, in the mountains, I think of Fungi from Yuggoth.

I'm a dork. But at least I stay crunchy in milk.
dirtymikesell From: dirtymikesell Date: October 28th, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's the kind of thing I like about you.
You R Supah!
From: skygoodwill Date: October 28th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mock Shock

So you drove in a circle?
komos From: komos Date: October 28th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mock Shock

Is it your intent to be snarky, or am I just being oversensitive?
From: skygoodwill Date: October 28th, 2003 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mock Shock

Snarky, thats funny, I used that word myself 2 weeks ago or so in response to someone's comment. No, just being humourous.
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