Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    A girl had the Kali-type eyebrow piercings during geology field exercises. Kept getting caught in brush and trees.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    My parents were Dutch. Most of the words I picked up from them were ones I wasn’t supposed to repeat!

  3. Rick

    Rick said, almost 4 years ago

    How many people with piercings like that know what almost everybody thinks of them when they see them? (If they did, I bet they’d pull them out right then and there.)

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, almost 4 years ago


    Tried googling this phrase but got nowhere – is a “Kali-type” different from the normal eyebrow piercings I’ve seen, or is that what they are actually called? Just curious.

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 4 years ago

    I see those nose piercings and always wonder how they can dig for gold with it in the way.

  6. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, almost 4 years ago

    I can’t understand any kind of piercings, but especially tongue piercings. I wonder how many kids with pierced tongues know that tongue-piercing used to be a punishment given to runaway slaves?

  7. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, almost 4 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Same is true in most families, the older folks curse in their native language and if you get old enough, they teach you what those words mean. I’’m multi-lingual at cursing.

  8. cybergal29

    cybergal29 said, almost 4 years ago


    I did not know that about tongue piercing! I only got my ears pierced because any clip-on earings would either pinch or slide off my ears.

  9. TheDOCTOR....

    TheDOCTOR.... said, almost 4 years ago

    RERUN However Mrs. Angellini’s reaction reminds me of my Father-in-law. Then his response would have been “Povera America” – or “Poor America”. was a great guy.

  10. Furienna

    Furienna said, almost 4 years ago

    Why would you say that? I wear clip ons!

  11. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, almost 4 years ago

    Everybody I know who’s had tattoos or piercings admitted to regretting having done so later in life. I don’t care if you’re Goth or some other kind of Counter-Culture person, it’s symptomatic of a basic lack of self-respect.

  12. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, almost 4 years ago

    Quite familiar with the Hindu goddESS Kali (Death and destruction, though other interpretations exist). Oddly, she did not come up at all when I googled “Kali-type” as well as “Kali-style” piercing

  13. Empress of Evil

    Empress of Evil said, over 3 years ago


    Aren’t we all, right?

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