t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Sat Jul 31 06:23:46 UTC 1999
Earlier this evening, I was putting away some freshly-done laundry in
our bedroom. I turned the alarm clock radio on to our local NPR outlet
to fill the silence. I came in at the start of a program called
"Marketplace", which usually is the home of corporate puff pieces and
other business "news". For me, it's a close call which is preferable:
Marketplace or dead silence.
I'm glad I left the radio on this time.
They broadcast a short bit of alleged information about travel,
announced by somebody introduced as "Mr. Savvy". I'll try to quote his
"Shakespeare got it right when he said 'get thee to a nunnery'.
Travelers to Italy report that there are a number of convents and
monasteries that provide
excellent tourist accommodations. Their low prices make them a great
Mr. Savvy may not know much about Shakespeare, but he is one hell of a
I started laughing so hard that I had to give up on the laundry sorting.
It sure was a perfect demonstration of why people should forget the crib
sheets and read both the full text and the footnotes.
-- mike salovesh <salovesh at niu.edu> PEACE !!!
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