Places I Want to Live

My sister and her family are currently on a road trip, which means that she’s constantly texting me for entertainment, which means I wind up on crazy-ass trips through the internet looking for fun links.

The best so far has been this list of Unusual City Names.

Some of my favorites:

I giggled the first time I read it. I giggled when I pasted the code in. I’m still giggling now.

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Yes. I’m a third grade boy who can’t stop laughing at dick jokes. Somehow I also write works of serious literary intent…that sometimes have dick jokes in them.

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I can’t tell if this would be the most awesome place in the world to live or the worst. Depends, I guess, on what hobo type we’re talking about. Are these romanticized type hobos: living life on the rails, cutting a cord of wood to earn a piece of delicious freshly baked blackberry pie, following the sacred code of the hobos? Or do we have a hobo steeped in a more realistic tradition: reeking of feces, fighting over garbage, syphilis?

Only one way to find out…

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Yeah, here’s another dick joke.

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This one’s just stupid. I’m sure they were aiming for “Cute” or “Catchy” or something, but they wound up with “Idiot Tourist Trying to Get Directions to Nearest Restaurant.”

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We’ll end here because I actually just mailed off some copies of Probability Angels and Persistent Illusions to this very town. So apparently I have a reader here.

Synergy.

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