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    Default Engineering: The Solar Cult of Mr Brunel?

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    Ever since the completion of the Great Western Railway, in the 1840s, intrigue has swirled around the Box Tunnel, a long, steep bypass near Bath, England. Unlike many tunnel rumors, these were sweet rather than sordid. The question was this: did the railway’s creator, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, really have the tunnel carved in such a way that when the sun rose on his birthday—April 9th—it would be flooded with light?

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    “When you look from the east portal, the cutting provides a lovely V-shape,” communications manager Paul Gentleman told the Guardian. “The sun rose from the left and was shining directly down the tunnel. We couldn’t see how far.”

    Freud would have nodded knowingly. He came later.

    Yet Jared Kushner wants to erect a towering glass dildo at 666 5th Avenue.

    He will always regret he didn't have the balls to build the fully realistic although impossibly tall phallus of his boyhood dreams, replete with testicles.

    Freud nods knowingly.
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    Sometimes, a throbbing diesel locomotive pulling a long train through a tunnel is just a throbbing diesel locomotive.
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    I dunno, maybe. It seems to be a boy thing. I find it healthier to be honest with myself.



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    They run deep and can unexpectedly sink one...
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