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Boris Glikman

Boris Glikman is a writer, poet and philosopher. The biggest influences on his writing are dreams, Kafka, Borges and ...

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Everything in nature has its opposite — black and white, good and bad, heaven and hell — and San Francisco is the very antithesis of LA: the hope to LA’s despair, the yang to LA’s yin, the warm vitality to LA’s frozen dread.

Over the eons, the native denizens of the city have evolved a protection mechanism – they dream only fake dreams and have only counterfeit delusions so that when their hopes are destroyed, it doesn’t hurt at all.

A certain number of tickets were reserved for those most deeply affected by Internet’s death—online pornography addicts, social misfits, ingrained introverts, Twitter-obsessed celebrities, Nigerian scammers, and long-term residents in Second Life’s virtual world.