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Questions for Discussion

by Joseph Rogers

1. In the Cannon Beach wedding scene, Joseph is already foreshadowing not-so-happy endings. “We kissed. Everyone released colorful kites into the sky, the wind taking them where it wanted. None of the barefoot guests knew how to operate a kite but they steered with those attached strings nonetheless. Soon one kite would wind up all tangled together with another and both would dive urgently into the sand” (p. 41). How does Joseph ever expect things to work out if he’s going to be such a melodramatic something-something his whole life? Discuss…

The Adventures of Dr. Squat: “Aunt Linda, You’re a Pig”

by Michael Fahy

Aunt Linda’s Hindenberg rear end was so big that it would be easier to jump over her than it would be to try and walk around. She was married to Uncle Freddie. Once, when we were up north fishing, he…

Powerful Stories Made Impotent by the Introduction of Cellphones

by Justin Kahn

Antigone Creon: Since my decision has been thus reversed, I who imprisoned Antigone shall myself be present to release her. I’m just going to call ahead. (Takes out cellphone.) Antigone? Greetings. Listen I’ve been thinking about the relationship of…

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Friday, November 4, 2005   |    Letter from the Editors

May We Use Your Loo?

Your humble coëditor, Josh Abraham, will be directing an independent feature film. It’s called American Standard, and will star these extraoridnarily talented, funny, beautiful people.

But we need places in which to put them! In The Can Production is seeking scads of New York City apartments, offices, bars, and restaurants—specifically, their BATHROOMS, big and small. Want to show off your can? Want to get a credit (and cameo?) in a film? Know a great place we should check out?

Please, friends, do drop us a note. We promise not to leave the seat up.

Thank you for your interest and support.