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Super Bowl Sunday; Or a Brief Period of Isolation Juxtaposed with the General Happiness of the Communal Person - A Short Story by Nick Weingartner

Super Bowl Sunday; Or a Brief Period of Isolation Juxtaposed with the General Happiness of the Communal Person - A Short Story by Nick Weingartner

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A story about a man's short walk, and his feelings about it, during America's favorite day of the year.
A story about a man's short walk, and his feelings about it, during America's favorite day of the year.

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Published by: Nick Weingartner on Jul 22, 2012
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It is Sunday night, it’s the Super Bowl and Ian could care less.He roamed the streets
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gazing up at office buildings that only housed two or morepeople, with one cube of lights among the stack 
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.Outside, he was not alone. There were others like him.Others who didn’t care about the Super Bowl, Others who didn’t know who wasgoing to win
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, or still others who didn’t even it know it was going on. They weren’t at Super Bowl parties; They weren’t laughing together about thenewest commercial
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; They weren’t holding hands with someone who they may or may not of loved
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.Instead, they roamed these streets
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, either listening to the wind pass throughthem or to their iPod
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, drowning out everything around them with the music
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- includinghim
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.
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Streets being a relative term; alleys and pathways were also used.
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These “stacks” consisted of, as obviously (or better: arguably) alluded to, buildings, of an indescript height. In reality, they may have been only 7 to 10 stories high, or inaltitude as technical-minded people say, but they looked higher at the moment.
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Or have any strong opinion on it.
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Which ended up being one for an Internet provider, or something, that was shot like alow-grade porno but cut right before the woman showed her bosoms.
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Some people love, or are in love, while others don’t, or aren’t. There is a wide array of potential reasons and/or backstories for every possible person Ian could possibly bereferring to in his head, but it’s rather complicated, and going into each case would beincredibly hardheaded and time-consuming. It would probably be easier just to boil itdown:So, boiled down, it can be argued that everyone in the world is either in love, ornot in love. This is easy to see (discounting those ‘asexual’ people, or people who don’tbelieve in love – well actually, they can be counted in the latter category so it still works)and rather effective.Maybe this is a cheap argument, because anything can really ‘boil down’ toanything, can’t it? You either are something, or you aren’t – is that really a philosophicalargument?
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Streets once again being a relative term; alleys or pathways can still be implied.
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Or ‘Zune’ – these things are hard to tell.
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But what were they listening to? This important note is not adequately described.One could argue that it was probably of the classic variety – i.e., the Beatles, theStones, or to a lesser extent the Kinks – but that’d only be because that ‘one’ who issuggesting and/or actually arguing is probably inclined to listen to such things.Maybe it was indie – Pavement, maybe? They are, from what is being said onsocial networking sites, the quintessential indie band, are they not? College kids listen toindie, don’t they? Does this story even take place in college?
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Now, this can’t be said with certainty – regardless of whether or not it is implied or not.Ian believed he was being drowned out. All evidence cited points to his conclusion, aswell, but then again we don’t know what these other potential characters were thinkingabout/doing so we can’t speak for them, can we?

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