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HOMEOPATHY, n. A curious but common misspelling, unusual in that it bears essentially no relation to the correct spelling: p-l-a-c-e-b-o e-f-f-e-c-t. Synonyms: “Reiki,”  “Reflexology,” “Iridology,” “Acupuncture,” “Aroma Therapy,”   “Astrology,” “12-step program,” and “the power of prayer.”

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary


American Heretic's Dictionary revised and expanded by Chaz Bufe, front cover

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

It is a common practice in anger management to write letters to those you perceive in an ill light, but to never actually send them. It is also common practice to project your own unhappiness about your situation onto others as a means of avoiding blame. The Internet has conveniently combined these two activities in a service known as Yelp.

I don’t have a Yelp account registered, but that doesn’t prevent me from logging on and reading way much about people’s lives in the context of how much they like or don’t like Payless shoes.

Life got the better of me these last few days, and after an experience at the vet this morning, I found myself so incensed that I downloaded the Yelp app and wrote my first negative review.

Before sending it though, I took a step back and had lunch with a friend. We went to the…

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