"Don't get mad! Get Glad!"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 2 00:26:11 UTC 2010

At 5:59 PM -0400 6/1/10, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Yeah, but if everybody jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?

Or, more specifically, "If ____ jumped off the Empire State Building,
would you jump too?"  (Did other locales substitute their own
skyscrapers?)  In our neighborhood we didn't know from cliffs.
Cliff's Notes maybe, but not cliffs.  Well, there were the Palisades,
I suppose, but I don't recall anyone being asked to consider the
possibility of jumping off them, just the ESB.


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