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September 12, 2008

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George Green takes on pop culture! Is any subject safe now from his brilliant razor wit?

Great poems. Very funny. I wonder if having thousands of troops hanging on his every bowel movement might have contributed to Mao's constipation.

Great poems. Very funny. I wonder if having thousands of troops hanging on his every bowel movement might have contributed to Mao's constipation.

Fantastic!
"to frug the night away with Peter Lawford"
"chicken-headed whores"
"There is no in."
"The savoring. . . ," etc.
"I've seen that look. . ." etc.
Mao

George, I have a picture of you: long, bony wrists hanging out of a caracul coat, hair down to somewhere and a sweet, goofy smile.
Your pictures are better though.
Margaret

Deft portraits in themselves, George's commentaries supply perspective to these flattened images.

Wow, you do Modern better than you do Republican!
-I love you too, Uncle George!
-Mariah
(who got married and had babies, but forgot to name them Dick and Jane)

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