A man on the bus was wearing paper clip earrings. Not decorative, cleverly twisted paper clips; just ordinary paper clips. There was one long white one on the right and one long green one on the left. It looked like his ears were pierced and the clips were looped through the flesh hole. This made me sad. It was as if Microsoft’s Mr. Clippy had died and was on display for mourning. Lying in state. Mrs. Clippy, too.