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Fool's gold, a few gems & meat spots
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Capitol punishment and bus station blues
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Transitions and decisions in a darkening winter
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A golden goose for the morally obtuse
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Recipes to die for in a toxic holiday season
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Asked to buck-up his constituents with a positive thumbs-up, President Trump instead goes digital with his feelings. Or maybe his thumbs were just too busy elsewhere on his perfect body.

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American Monster M*A*S*H: Suicide is painless
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Legerdemoniacal legerdemain: 3 Rights Make a Left
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The greatest political figure of 2020
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Suede-shoe salesmen sucker city hall
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Bigotry means never having to say you're sorry
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Intervention Mayday! Suicidal Nevada union workers
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The Best Who Ever Was
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Margaret Dumont and Groucho Marx
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Donny & Jimmy's Most Excellent White Castle Adventure
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Cider House Rules: Admonitions & Ammunition