Fantastic, as always. Maybe even better this time.

Our own anthropologists write similar things about us. Urban legends, according to The Vanishing Hitchhiker (by an american with a long unpronouncable finnish name), function as didiactic devices: teaching us that it is important to avoid giving free rides to ghosts, and that we should periodically wash our beehive hairdos in order to limit the maximum impact of inevitable spider infestations, and that the sewer is a fantastic inverted universe of albino alligators and discarded goldfish living in harmony — the spiritual bedrock from which our collective unconscious must draw its fertile night soil, waste-water from a stone.

I suspect the american with the finnish name is right.

After all, haven’t we all seen the bloody hook, hanging off our car door handle?

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