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Miscellaneous Thu Jul 28 2011

If You Read These, You Might Be a Jerk

Do you have a major soft spot for Sal Paradise's journey to the Chicago YMCA in Jack Kerouac's On the Road? According to this tongue-in-cheek list from The Hairpin, which catalogs other novels that could indicate selfishness and/or immaturity, you may be the type of dude who ends up in a situation where "suddenly you're in a TSA holding cell, all because he thought his stash would be lonely without him."

 
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