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    Russell Baker

    I just heard that one of America's wittiest writers has shuffled off this here mortal coil: Russell Baker (1925-2019.)

    Best known as a newspaper columnist and a memoirist, Mr. Baker received two Pulitzer Prizes. Some of the more -- let's say "mature"-- NitLetters may remember him as the successor to Alastair Cooke as the host of Masterpiece Theatre. But yours fooly really is "old enough to remember"* an extremely funny column Mr. Baker wrote way back in 1981.
    Take a look at it if you can

    *This is true, not just a trendy phrase I mentioned in my recent post about Banished Words in the General Writing forum.
    Last edited by AuntShecky; 01-23-2019 at 03:50 PM.

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