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Uncharitable remark

I received an e-mail announcement today from the local chapter of the United Way about a holiday benefit concert. The subject line of the e-mail was — you guessed it — “ ‘Tis the season.” By now you know my sentiments.

Perhaps I should rethink that pledge.



Posted by John McIntyre at 6:24 PM | | Comments (2)


Ummm, apropos of not much a'tall, Dick Cavett on the losing Veep candidate and matters grammatical. It's so nice to read someone like Dick.

Down with creamed corn!

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