Cultural References

Sigmund Freud (People)

"Sometimes a cigar store is just a cigar store."

Veronica is annotating a quote attributed to the renowned psychiatrist. Freud popularized the notion that the consciousness will frequently repress wants and desires that the subconscious will manifest in other forms. For example, a dream about a cigar may really represent a desire for a penis. It is reported that Freud, who was a confirmed and heavy cigar smoker, was asked about his addiction. His response — "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" — may be taken to mean that not everything has a hidden meaning and some things can be taken at face value. Or maybe he was just looking for a laugh.

2.08 "Ahoy, Mateys!"

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