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thursday hangovers (Updated)

A few things:
"A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge."
The Louisville Free Public Library is tied up in probate with the family of the late Audrey Jean Knauer over a $290,000 bequest and that the outcome might depend on whether the actor Charles Bronson wants the money. Ms. Knauer died in 1997 and inexplicably willed her money to Bronson, whom she labeled a "talented character actor" but whom in all likelihood she had never met. Ms. Knauer's mother wants the money; the Library says it could buy 20,000 books; and Bronson has not yet responded.
(Update: Bill points out that Bronson is dead, and has been since 2003, so that either explains his nonresponse or means this is an old story with a hopefully happy resolution. For everyone except Bronson.)

I'll probably have a post up at the LBC later. I know everyone's getting impatient for the first Read This! selection. The good news is, you only have to wait a few more days: May 15's the announcement. Yippee.


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