“[O]pening up a newspaper is the key to looking classy and smart. Never mind the bronze-plated stuff about the role of the press in a democracy—a newspaper, kiddo, is about Style.”
—Garrison Keillor, writer, poet, radio host and stylish newspaper reader, 2007
• Editorial Comment: And then you can slide it under a puppy, or set it on fire.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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Ted Pease, Professor of Interesting Stuff, Trinidad, California. (Be)Friend The WORD
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