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The Epigraph from The Exorcist Is the Sunniest Part of This Post

I don’t know what’s happening to Anthony at the World Soccer Daily website…but I like it:

We are living in a horrific age, and it’s likely to become a great deal dicier before we strike bottom. This could happen even sooner than even Rafa Benitez imagines. Because this is, after all, The Season of the Witch, and close to everyone I speak with seems to believe that we are headed for pockets of extreme bizarreness and abject insanity, of one sort or another. And some already believe we are in the midst of its death grip … which may be true…. Rino Gattuso has fallen on the sword for AC Milan, likely done for the remainder of the Serie A season and next year’s Italian World Cup qualifiers. Not since George Clooney left ER has there been as depressing a day for the Rossoneri as the cause-and-effect of today’s grim and sinful news.

It gets Season of the Witch-ier from there. Happy reading.

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The Epigraph from The Exorcist Is the Sunniest Part of This Post

by Brian Phillips · December 11, 2008

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