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  1. Yogi, Gene, and Norman

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    January 9, 2016 by libroshombre

      Once Yogi Berra was asked to explain a particularly awful Yankees outing. “We made too many wrong mistakes,” he …
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  2. Old Books, Old Librarians, and Literary Iceland

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    December 29, 2015 by libroshombre

    There’s much to commend about old books, beginning with the observation of Victorian critic John Ruskin, “All books are divisible …
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  3. Nonplussed Emojis Not My Fault

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    December 17, 2015 by libroshombre

      “Mea culpa,” or “my fault,” is probably my favorite Latin phrase; at least I use it the most. This …
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  4. Love, Mistakes, and Marilyn Monroe

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    July 23, 2015 by libroshombre

                So tell me: Who wrote the book of love? You might say the 1950s doo-wop group, the Monotones, the …
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  5. Authoritative Answers, Questionable Acts, and Small-minded Men

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    March 19, 2015 by libroshombre

    “Ask Us Anything” is a regular feature of Popular Science Magazine written by Daniel Engber that might be offering more …
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  6. Bad Boys and Girls, Who’s Who, and Mr. Toilet

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    January 8, 2015 by libroshombre

    “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. That’s what School Stickers, a British company, wanted to know. School Stickers sells …
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  7. Tree Asps, Knock-knock Jokes, and Surprising Books

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    January 5, 2015 by libroshombre

    The powerful 17th century French nobleman Francois de La Rochefoucauld made a sad commentary on his life when he wrote, …
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