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I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

One topic that comes up fairly enough is that of quotations that everyone knows, but are wrong in some way. They might be misattributed, or they might be somewhat off. The other day, Beth was reading a Cracked article recently … Continue reading

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When Everyone’s Super, No One Will Be

The Incredibles – This was a good movie, although I’m not sure I’d say it was incredible. It centers around a family of superheroes loosely based on the Fantastic Four. At least, one of them can stretch, one turns invisible … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Radio

Radio On: A Listener’s Diary, by Sarah Vowell – A younger and crankier Vowell listened to the radio constantly in 1995, and left her comments on it for the world to see. Much of it was pretty negative, but there’s … Continue reading

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From Sinless Sex to Silverware

Perhaps you are aware that Oneida, makers of fine flatware, started out as a sex cult. I knew myself, but I hadn’t thought of it in a while. What brought it back to my memory was that Sarah Vowell wrote … Continue reading

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Pain in the Assassin

Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell – In this book, Vowell recounts her travels to places associated with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. (While the Kennedy assassination is mentioned a few times, and Vowell points out in the … Continue reading

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