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Old 12-05-2005, 09:09 AM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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Another weird book I found -- You Can Smoke!, written by a bunch of Tobacco Industry Shills. It questioned the evidence linking tobacco to cancer, emphysema, high blood pressure, and other conditions. There were more cancers now because we had better detection methods -- stuff like that. This came out in the 1960s and I picked it up at a bargain table for $0.19. Freaked my father out when he found it, because he thought I m,ight have been convinced, and would start smoking. But I only picked it up for its curiousity value -- it was obviously a scam that I couldn't believe anyone would be taken in by it. They probably were, though.
On weekends, Hogwarts had The Sorting Hat separate the laundry. It hated that.