Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Kapitoil and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine.
BY TEDDY WAYNE
He who laughs last is that sort of creepy guy Bob, who’s always a little slow on the uptake, and you get the sense he didn’t really get the joke but is laughing to appear like he did, and it’s unclear if it’s because he can’t grasp the nuances or if he’s simply not listening and is off in his own weird world, but either way: he’s off-putting and if we can find a way not to include him socially anymore without our feeling like high-school assholes ostracizing the pariah, I’d like to do that.
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