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Propaganda by the War Production Board, 1943, courtesy World War II History….

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“New Orleans is not fast or energetic or efficient, not a go-get-’em Calvinist well-ordered city.”

—from “What It Means to Miss New Orleans” by Mark Childress, in The New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 2005.

“There will be pictures of bodies falling from the twin towers, beheaded kidnapping victims in Iraq and corpses still floating in the waterways of New Orleans five days after the disaster that caused them. It’s already clear this will be known as the grueling decade, the Hobbesian decade.”

—from “The Bursting Point,” an Op-Ed column by David Brooks in The New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 2005.


The Unspoken Vasquez: James Cameron’s Aliens, First Folio

by Michael Rottman

Excerpted from a manuscript discovered in a cedar trunk at James Cameron’s estate sale:Sc. 30HUDSONHey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?VASQUEZThe question cleaves to Hudson—hast thou? (Aside) The jackanapes disturbs me not, though I, Unwomanly and hard…

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Thursday, September 8, 2005   |    Daily Garfield® Digest

Bet There’s a Half-Eaten Bag Stuffed under the Cat’s Bed

The person points out that they’ve reached the penultimate bag of potato chips, which is, as the cat astutely points out, unfortunate and strange. Indeed.