It's not often you get a guarantee AND an umbrella [Slate]

Rohit Khare (
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 02:24:26 -0800

Really, it needs no introduction. But the 12.asp at the end must
relate to *some* kind of 12-step program ("Slateaholics Anonymous")?


Ps. the only real effect this has is increasing my Salon-reading time...
Krugman or no.

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