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Herb Caen’s Toothpick
Toothpick

Origin

Herb Caen

Type

Toothpick

Effects

Increased observation and linguistic skills

Downsides

May utter trite remarks if stressed

Activation

Touch

Section

Out and About List

[Source]


OriginEdit

Journalist of the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years. His domain was the daily column, where he included local events and political movements with office gossip, silly anecdotes and cringeworthy wordplay, introducing the words beatnik and hippie into our vocabulary. Many colleagues pointed towards his stupendous ability to not just notice small nuisances and moments in life but to incorporate them so smoothly with the headlines. One of his most notable guest interviews was with Edsel Ford Fung, considered by many as the world’s rudest waiter, who considered Fung a great person.

EffectsEdit

Increases the user’s observational skills for purposes of general wittiness, allowing them to easily make friends and sway conversations their way. Anything not immediately craftable into a quick quip or humorous homily will be filed for later remembrance on relevant events. The only thing that stops them from constantly speaking is when they cannot immediately think of an actionable and good response. Withdrawal has been known to cause a flurry of unrelenting observations and crude jokes instead of polished pieces of work.

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