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gulliver’s unravels

Robert Wadlow. The tallest man in the United States. …By his twentieth birthday, when he was 8 feet 6 3/4 inches tall, Wadlow’s step had slowed to an elephantine shuffle. He was infuriated now by those self-styled comedians who several … Continue reading

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swift sparks of low heeled boys

A master satirist, Jonathan Swift was something of a misanthrope. An amiable one, but one who detested mankind. Still, undaunted, he wrote in a stubborn hope that people could be stung, stabbed, and whipped into better sense. Three-hundred years later, … Continue reading

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lotus surreal: kimono my people

Do they deliberately mean to be unfathomable? The Japanese way of life has always contained a challenge to Western individuals which historically has provoked extreme responses. At one end, there is a feeling of enviousness of a spirit of graceful … Continue reading

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OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT

Tales of giants abound in the popular cultures of most ages. The human imagination is often drawn to stories about humans who are larger than life. A random sample of such characters, good or evil, might include Goliath, the Cyclops, … Continue reading

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ALL ARE ROGUES NONE ARE FOOLS

”Defoe’s political writing seems to have come to an end when, in 1718, he was discovered to be writing for both the Tory “Weekly Journal or Secondary Post” and the Whig “Whitehall Evening Post”. So, when he was nearly sixty, … Continue reading

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Small Little Freaks & Urban Rumors

Is bigger always better. Are the large stone figures on Easter island. ….puppets? Shambling along the shoreline of Easter Island with its stone statues ¬†cradled under his arms. Germut, the nephew of the biblical Goliath was arrested by 300 crewman … Continue reading

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