Oct/Nov 2013

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Stuart Gelzer

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The Watermelon Hunters
Alan, Carl, and I debate the proposal in this new light. Carl thinks it sounds like a macho joyride, and he wants out. Alan thinks most of what Vazha told Maia was just made up to scare her off (it worked). Alan and I both think that Tengiz and Vazha wouldn't be involved in something completely Neanderthal; they're too sophisticated and too self-aware, and neither of them could be mistaken for an outdoorsman. I say, "It's just a weekend hunting trip. How bad can it be?"


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