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Mark Yakich

Based on a Hal Hartley movie, yes. Based on an Amish love of Parker Posey, yes. Based
on a crime scene photo, no. Based on a real crime, maybe. Based on two rats which I
found fornicating in the crawl space while I went looking for the escaped stray cat and
which I was planning on beating to death with a baseball bat, no. Based on the fact that
unspeakable actions are our epics: it's still too early to tell. The rate of incarceration is
phenomenal; the domination of sentences likewise. In the movies nobody cries like Sean

Mark Yakich

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