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14 November 2006

Shamelessly Lifted


From The Writer's Almanac
It's the birthday of humorist and essayist P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke, born in Toledo, Ohio (1947). He's known for his political humor in books such as Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer (1992) and Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism, which came out in 2004. He wrote, "Wherever there's injustice, oppression, and suffering, America will show up six months late and bomb the country next to where it's happening."


O'Rourke shares his birthday with William Steig, Monet and Astrid Lindgren, creatrix of Pippi Longstocking, once my sister's favourite reading.

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