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Archive for September, 2011

September 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 9 — September 2011

September 1st, 2011

In the cover story of our September issue, Punishment without crime, Terry Ross discussed the pros and cons of legalizing all banned drugs. In Extra-long weekend, Benjamin Feliciano describes losing his job. John M. Daniel recalls a very curious job in Judette the Nudette.

Toby Tompkins continues his Hobbling Tour of Florence & Rome with an examination, and defense, of tourism. Patsy Tompkins describes battling insomnia in To sleep. In Growing up Italian, Elizabeth Fournier remembers the importance of family meals. And Dan Peterson turns himself loose on the subject of capital punishment in Forbidden penalty.

We welcome two giants of world literature into our pantheon of Honorary Black Lambs and The Ultimate Literary Calendar for 2012: Leo Tolstoy and Miguel de Cervantes. Bridge columnist Trixie Barkis offers A quick quiz. Our lamb recipe is for a scrumptious African yam and lamb stew. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall again answers readers’ questions. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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Extra-long weekend

All dressed up & no place to go

September 1st, 2011

BY BENJAMIN FELICIANO

Wake up knowing that you are going into work today for about the length of time it takes you to get logged in and take one phone call. Breathe deeply and smile to yourself.

Put on your nicest pair of pants and go into the bathroom. Use that whitening mouthwash you bought but hardly use and brush your teeth. Then floss.

Shave your face and consider giving yourself a little Hitler stache; fantasize about hiding it under the guise of pensive thought until you can reveal it and goose-step your way out of your boss’s office. Finish shaving the mustache off.

Put on your best shirt and think about wearing your best tie but remember your roommate borrowed it and undid the perfect knot you’ve been reusing since you bought it. Leave the tie.

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