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Yikes!  You gave me quite a turn, afew!  I suddenly felt like I did in 10th grade geometry when I'd realize the room was silent and -- the teacher was looking right at me!

"...?  Would you care to enlighten the class, Izzy, or are we disturbing your reading/conversation/nap?"  

<shudder>

But apart from the flashback, this is a seriously good post, afew!  The graphs a pretty, too. ;-)

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 23rd, 2005 at 04:57:36 PM EST
...happy times...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 23rd, 2005 at 05:01:34 PM EST
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Heh heh! Well, I was playing around with the teacher and class metaphor there, partly in self-derision, because I'd be the one the teacher had made to sit in the front row to keep an eye on him and make him work...

Sorry I gave you the shudders, though :-)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2005 at 02:00:14 AM EST
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