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Speaking of travel and hostels, we are going to apply to the Gonzo Journalism Foundation, which coincidentally is located in the very same place where the World's Laziest Journalist Home Office is located, for a writing grant to go verify a news tip we received while visiting in Fremantle. According to our source, the difference between summer and winter in Ireland is this: "In summer, the rain is warm; in winter, the rain is cold." As a journalist, Doubting Thomas is our role model and so we may have to look for a bargain fare to go substantiate the veracity of this news tip.

Then again, since Democrats are being prompted by President Obama to change their skeptical and judgmental attitude towards Bush's war crimes, we might have to go to Munich looking for some bullet holes in the ceiling of the Burgerbraukeller as a way of learning about how to ease a country's conscience about the necessity of embracing aggressive questioning of prisoners. Could those bullet holes be just an urban legend or are they still there and can one actually take pictures of them?

Heck, once you get to Munich is it that much further to continue going East and to get back to Fremantle? Maybe I could go there for my haircut and have the cut locks sent back to the folks at the Matter of Trust offices in San Francisco. Hair doesn't weigh much so it probably wouldn't cost much to send the hair from there to the Matter of Trust folks.

Writing a column about the hair collection efforts in Berkeley gives this columnist the perfect opportunity to end by quoting lines from John Greenleaf Whittier's poem titled: "Barbara Fritchie." ""Who touches a hair on yon gray head, dies like a dog. March on!' he said."

Now the disk jockey will play "Lady Godiva," "Signs" by the Five Man Electrical Band (because of the "long hair freaky people" line) and the Hair Soundtrack album. We gotta go check out the prices of some airline tickets. Have "buzz cut" type week.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)

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