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What is the relative smallness of the Pyramid when seen from an airplane window a symbol of?

What is “baggage claim” a symbol of?

What is a decorated Christmas tree, when erected in a rental car airport office, a symbol of?

What is the rental car and its smell a symbol of?

What is grass that turns light khaki in the winter a symbol of?

What are apartment complexes for elderly baptists a symbol of?

What are aging grandmothers a symbol of?

What are in-laws a symbol of?

What is the fact that it is easier to engage with a dreary world when I constantly snap pictures of it with the camera mounted on my phone a symbol of?

What is the nervous way the white teenagers eye the black teenagers at the mall a symbol of?

What are Christmas presents, when purchased after Christmas, a symbol of?

What are camouflage jackets, when worn by women who are mothers of young children, a symbol of?

What is the fact that, just like London, the primary indigenous fast food in Memphis is fried chicken and french fries, served in a little cardboard box, a symbol of?

What is the woman sitting in the Barnes and Noble cafe at 10:30 PM reading a book about husbands and infidelity a symbol of?

What are the teenage girls who hang around Barnes and Noble’s cafe on Saturday night a symbol of?

What is the solitary displaced academic who reads Bleak House at the Barnes and Noble cafe until it closes a symbol of?

What is Bleak House a symbol of?

What is the $3.99 fee at Barnes and Noble to use the internet a symbol of?

What is the paid use of the internet at Barnes and Noble a symbol of?

What are blog comments a symbol of?

What is the Barnes and Noble cafe in general a symbol of?

What are photoessays a symbol of?

What are Germans visiting Memphis a symbol of?

What is the “country,” where we are going tomorrow, a symbol of?

What is Walmart a symbol of?

What is “they’ve been troubleshooting it for the last two hours, and they should have the wireless internet running again by tomorrow morning” a symbol of?

What are hotel lobbies a symbol of?

Beyond Christ and the two bad men, one less bad than the other, what are the illuminated crosses that hang over the eastern suburbs of the city at night a symbol of?

Written by adswithoutproducts

December 29, 2008 at 3:15 am

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  1. what about the giant Athena?

    Sisyphus

    January 3, 2009 at 5:53 am


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