Matinee Idle (Vol. 1, No. 15)

A midday diversion for you . . .

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“The slapstick troubadours are gone; the cotton candy fades. The acrobats and teeter boards are naught but lonely shades. . .”

In memoriam
American Icons (yes, for once, an icon that’s truly iconic) Division

Tim Torkildson writes: “From The New York Times: ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus announced on Saturday night that after 146 years of performances, it was folding its big tent forever.’

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The Hat People drive again! Or: “Good advice for bad drivers: ‘Get a hat!'” (Encore!)

The Hat People

It’s time for newcomers to Bulletin Board to learn about The Hat People — immortalized in Bulletin Board by Merlyn of St. Paul on the 14th of September in 1993, under the headline “Good advice for bad drivers: ‘Get a hat!’”:

“You know, it’s one of those nearly immutable laws of human nature that if you’re behind a person on the freeway who stops at the end of the freeway ramp and then proceeds down the freeway at 20 miles an hour in the fast lane, they will be wearing a hat.

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