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Hobby Destroyed

I had this innocent little hobby where I’d buy a couple of magazines every month and read them on the verandah or in the bathtub. But now the hobby has been killed for me. Every time I go to the bookstore, all I see are rows of magazines that have Trump on the cover and promise nothing but permutations of the seemingly inexhaustible Trump topic. 

I got so desperate that I approached the lady mag section. But the first one I opened had an article on Ivanka’ s new book on working girls or something. So I left without a purchase. 

There is so much fascinating, good stuff happening. But it’s extremely hard to trace it because everywhere one looks it’s all Trumpocalypse all of the time. I don’t think there’s much of a chance to unseat somebody who manages to make himself so relevant for so long. 


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4 thoughts on “Hobby Destroyed

  1. Shakti on said:

    Stop with the political magazines and read something from a genre of magazine you’ve never read before, even if it looks inane. Gun magazines, knitting magazines, architectural magazines offer a world of cliches you don’t know about yet. Also writer’s market and illustrator magazines are fun.
    The ads are different too.
    Yes I realize adding a new flavor of consumerism might defeat the purpose of your innocent little hobby.


  2. paranoid on said:

    Would it be okay if I reused the phrase “Ivanka’s book about working girls”?

    With it, the jokes about her stepmother almost write themselves, and there are funny ways to pair quotations from the book with working girls.


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