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Horace & Pete

or, Why I Don't Watch TV

"I don't watch TV" says the lumbersexual pulverizing the smoothie I ordered because it's too hot for coffee. "The ads are the show!" he adds, and shakes his head just subtly enough that his right eye doesn't waver from the iPad tented there near the blender.

In hindsight, I'd be dishonest if I said I'd thought this through . . .

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August 06, 2016

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