fortune cookie fortunes: baffling, boring, hastily typed.

i don't remember the last time i got a fortune cookie fortune or what it said. i am, however, generally disappointed with the trend of dispensing platitudes and not real fortunes in these cookies; the second one down is a classic example. this is a similar disappointment to what i experienced my first (and only) visit to a psychic. what i wanted was a real scam filled with specific forecasts; what i got was her guessing (incorrectly) that i was a makeup artist and the basic advice that relationships are hard work. what a waste of forty dollars.

i'm partial to frank o'hara's "lines for the fortune cookies," which i've been quietly adding to the bottom of our site for a few days. highlights include:

"you will write a great play and it will run for three performances."
"relax a little; one of your most celebrated nervous tics will be your undoing."
"you are a prisoner in a croissant factory and you love it."
"who do you think you are, anyway? jo van fleet?"

we need more poets in the cookie factories.
they could probably use the extra income, too.