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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Homer was Homer

I just listened to the November 9, 2011 (two years ago) episode of This Week with Larry Miller.

He makes an important observation that many smart people are too clueless to get. He takes on the claim that William Shakespeare could not have written the literature attributed to him: he only had a fourth grade education; he couldn't have known about military tactics, etc.

Larry notes, however, that his own grandmother was born in Lithuania. She never went to school, and went to work at a box factory at the age of seven to help pay for her brother's schooling. She went on to sing opera in five languages and could speak seven.

Larry says, "No, she couldn't have done it! It was the Earl of Oxford who worked in that box factory!"

Game. Set. Match. 

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