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V.22 No.11 |

news

The Daily Word in a stolen tortoise, a sharp wit, a titanic exhibit and an anniversary

In the news: Susana Martinez is in Rome, Mister Turtle the tortoise is safe, items from the Titanic, big old Bull Durham building sign, keep tobacco products out of plain view, Canada, win rock/paper/scissors, A whole bunch of large, menopausal rats, the lost art of letter writing, extensive rules for MMA fights, Mark E. Smith quotes, anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, chemical weapons

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
“What business is it of yours where I’m from, friendo?”
“El Narco” by Sergio Sandoval

Gallery Review

Expression by Any Means

The Talking Fountain Gallery & Boutique

Artist Katie Calico first saw a “talking fountain” while visiting Rome. The fountains don’t speak on their ownfor centuries, they’ve served as meeting places for people to express themselves. Calico says they were even used during the Fascist regime in Italy, a time when freedom of speech was curtailed.

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V.19 No.15 |

history lesson

DayBird - April 21st

753 BC Romulus and Remus founded Rome, on the site where the twins were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Like Cain before him, Romulus eventually offed his bro-bro. With him out of the way, Romulus became ruler and named the city “Rome” after himself. To populate his town, Romulus offered asylum to fugitives, exiles, and ne’er-do-wells. Sort of like Australia. Rome lacked women, however, so Romulus invited the neighboring Sabines to a festival and abducted their women. Would you be my neighbor?

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