antibiotic = 'effective medicine' (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 15 05:21:10 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> former White House adviser Richard Socarides didn't know that a "python"
> was a kind of snake.
Don't leave me hanging! What did he think a python was? Or is it that
he simply had no idea?
> BTW. I often feel the urge to parody O'Brien's given name as "SoulDude."
>  Does that make me a racist? Or just a screwball?

I think that it makes you, like me, a person who likes to mess around
in his head with language, Joe-Nathan. You're a member of the set that
includes my nephew, one of my brothers-in-law, and, of course,

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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