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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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It seems Jack Shafer was 15% more funny 15 years ago. At least the piece he reproduces is 15% more funny, thanks to its tight Liebling-esque structure and poise, than his pieces for Slate. He's still a great read today. But that older piece is less throw-away for throwing away lines more elegantly.