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I remember it clearly. My brother came running downstairs and shouting "The space shuttle blew up! The space shuttle blew up!" We ran to the TV and watched the coverage.

Shame on that librarian! A disgrace to the profession.
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ABC wanted teen heartthrob Robbie Benson to play Richie

That's J.T. Marsh from Exosquad! Cool. I didn't know that.

When Richie and Ralphie joined the Army in 1962, they weren't shipped to Vietnam but to Greenland.

That's not actually unreasonable. Large numbers of US troops didn't arrive in Vietnam until 1965.
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When I was 33, I read Harry Browne's How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World and realized that I didn't have to (or even could) solve anyone's problems but my own. I had read the same book a decade earlier, but wasn't ready to accept that truth.
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I've never been to Italy, but I'd enjoy visiting Sicily. I've read that it's filled with architectural and archaeological treasures by the many different cultures and empires which have ruled it.
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Wang, who is married with two children, said he has been doing his eyelid trick for five to six years and started doing it purely out of boredom.

Makes sense to me. Bored=put heavy weights on eyelids.
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I'm inclined to agree and pushed back hard on other issues. The deceptive alteration and manipulation of language is a threat to critical thinking, but I don't think that using "he or she" when referring to an unidentified person of unknown gender is actually a problem.
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