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Friday, January 21, 2011

Department of Book Reports: Lanterns & Lances, Credos & Curios

I was between books this week, so I picked up a couple James Thurber collections. I figured I could do an easy Book Report, but I was stumped beyond "*grunt* Yeah, man... Thurber is a great man of American letters." What could I possibly say? I'd venture Twain lived before bread slicing machines, so I'll tell you Thurber is the best thing since they started slicing bread. I mean, I really liked that old show "My World & Welcome To It", but it really was Keith Olbermann that made me a fan.

I even had a quote I especially liked:
"The brain of our species is, as we know, made up largely of potassium, phosphorus, propaganda, and politics, with the result that how not to understand what should be clearer is becoming easier and easier for all of us."

And then the news hit tonight as I was writing this, Keith is shit canned??

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The intertubes are a-buzz and a-tweet. I suspect we'll have to wait a while to find out what happened tonight. In the meantime, have strength, friends. If you want to read some Thurber, we have a few copies.

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Good Night and Good Luck, indeed.