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Monday, February 8, 2010

He Took a Powder

Posted By on 02.08.10 at 09:30 AM

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Boston Daily, July 28, 1893. That's a pretty informative stack of headlines there. I don't have much to add beyond OMFG!

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Said anarchist Louis Lingg was one of the Haymarket Square 8. Rather than permit The Man to hang him on the appointed day, he bit down on a blasting cap. It was messy.

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A nearby Starbucks, according to my researches.

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Memoranda, please.

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How savorless would American life be without conspiracy theories that account for the already-explained?

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Hmm. Yeah, okay, that's all a little bit weird. . .

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Not much fear of it catching on either, I think.

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Fishing with a friend, you say? Could this have been a Brokeback type of deal?

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In sum: here was a guy who managed to go out with both a bang and a whimper. You don't see it every day.

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