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catchy subject headline, usually a popular culture reference [Sep. 9th, 2004|12:22 am]
The American Caliban
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Opening line in the form of a narrative hook or introductory statement about my day.

A few descriptive sentences about routine things, often very similar to previous entries. Exposition of day’s events, including items or people seen that seemed unusual. Situation or item described here that will be used later in entry.

Plaintive remarks about one or more of the following: work-related stress or overwork; inappropriate impossible crush on woman at least ten years younger than I; illness; social anxiety; poor self-image and loathing of my own appearance and behavior; age and oncoming death.

Humorous aside, with ironic and dark flavor.

Epigrammatic and occasionally lapidary punch line with links both to subject line and item referenced above, usually also tying in opening line.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
friendly rejoinder and appreciation of wit
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2004-09-09 05:01 am (UTC)
SOMETHING OFFENSIVE IN CAPS
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From: dizzyspells
2004-09-09 02:07 pm (UTC)
FLAME WAR COMMENCED UPON TROLL!!!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
graphic of morans
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[User Picture]From: kennfusion
2004-09-09 05:42 am (UTC)
repetitious statement of barnyard fowl
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:11 pm (UTC)
graphic of misspelled quiz result
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From: sachmet
2004-09-09 06:28 am (UTC)
Occasional comment from outsider, with little actual value but seemingly relavant
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[User Picture]From: feisty_robot
2004-09-09 07:43 am (UTC)
Reference to monkeys, robots and/or pirates.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:13 pm (UTC)
appreciative response including pirate/robot/monkey or perhaps badger
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[User Picture]From: mr_flippant
2004-09-09 10:21 am (UTC)
Meaningless cross-reference.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:12 pm (UTC)
confused question?
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[User Picture]From: mr_flippant
2004-09-09 04:45 pm (UTC)
Puzzling and circuitous reply.
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[User Picture]From: citizenx
2004-09-09 12:54 pm (UTC)

subject

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 02:13 pm (UTC)

Re: subject

internet abbreviation implying hilarity!
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From: dizzyspells
2004-09-09 02:04 pm (UTC)
Earnest attempt to relate to aforementioned anecdote.

Insipid attempt to impress with comical statement!
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[User Picture]From: foo2rama
2004-09-09 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ignored badly typed response
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
humorous picture
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[User Picture]From: the_silent_one
2004-09-09 03:39 pm (UTC)
Lurk in symathetic/empathetic silence, and hate myself for it
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2004-09-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
encourage to eschew self-hatred and thank for sympathy/empathy
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2004-09-09 04:17 pm (UTC)
Mention of great affection for you, followed by Jerkcity reference to make up for having been unironic.
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