[Milton-L] Why oh Why

Conrad Bladey cbladey at verizon.net
Wed Feb 20 10:42:44 EST 2008


Yes...but only the front page....in the supermarket....
Reading addiction is real....

CB

Dr. Larry Gorman wrote:
> Do you read The National Enquirer because it’s there?
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> Or, if Dr. Wittreich's answer (via Dr. Herman) won't work, Mike, try 
> Hillary's reason for climbing Mt. Everest:
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>     because he's THERE.
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> Apologies for the off-topic pedantry, but the line 'because it's there' 
> belongs not to Edmund Hillary, but to George Leigh Mallory, who may or 
> may not have made it to the summit of Everest in 1924, and at any rate 
> was killed on the way down. He offered the response (in, according to 
> contemporary accounts, a tetchy rather than an idealistic tone of voice) 
> to a reporter during a publicity visit to New York the year previously.
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> One of the many reasons that it's a shame Mallory didn't make it is that 
> he was, by profession, an English teacher - probably his most famous 
> pupil was Robert Graves, who paints an interesting portrait of the man 
> in _Goodbye_To_All_That_.
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