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Archive for December, 2010

December 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 12 — December 2010

December 1st, 2010

In the cover article of our December issue, 999 Clowns, Ed Goldberg extols the virtues of staying clear of jobs. In Every song its season, John M. Daniel wishes that Xmas music would confine itself to its own time of year. New Black Lamb writer Patsy Tompkins remembers The blizzard of ’69.

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The blizzard of ’69

December 1st, 2010

BY PATSY TOMPKINS

If I hadn’t been on probation and confined to campus, I never would have gone in to Boston that weekend. I was told that I had broken a rule:

I hadn’t signed out for Christmas break. I don’t remember ever signing out, or in, at college for anything, ever. My roommate and best friend Liz knew a guy in Boston who would let us crash at his place.

I don’t remember much about him or what we did, except for two major firsts: the incredible joy of eating a whole bag of chocolate malt balls when you have the stoned munchies, and hearing the sound track to 2001: A Space Odyssey through a stereo head set. Richard Strauss never tasted so good.

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